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South Bay Workforce Investment Board

Meet Demetrius

Workforce Challenge

Demetrius was as a contract employee for a property management company that was hard-hit by the economic downturn and went out of business, placing him in an extensive period of unemployment. He is the primary care giver for his parents and a sibling that requires long-term care. With no immediate solutions on the horizon, he looked to his successful background as an officer in the military managing heavy equipment and his work experience in the private sector for opportunities.

Workforce Solution

Demetrius learned about an opening for a Shuttle Driver with Prime Time Shuttle through the Inglewood One-Stop Career Center. His military background, customer service skills, character and personality proved a good match for this position and he was hired. He took a leadership role in helping to train new drivers in the new division of the company in Burbank. He was also instrumental in helping the company to resolve a major issue with a clean energy, propane-operated van shuttle that helped save the company's profit margin.

Outcomes & Benefits

Demetrius went on to purchase a shuttle vehicle and open his own business as an owner-operator in association with Prime Time Shuttle. He is grateful to the Inglewood One-Stop and the South Bay Workforce Investment Board for all of their help.

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