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Kansas Department of Commerce - Veteran Services

Meet Larry

Workforce Challenge

Larry was an unemployed veteran who lived in Marion, KS. He was a recent graduate with his Masters in Accounting but by living in a rural area, he was isolated from the job market. He needed assistance with his resume and on line job searching before he would be ready to look for an accounting position to match his education.

Workforce Solution

Larry worked with a case manager specializing in veterans. After several one on one individual sessions of customized resume review and on line computer training, Larry was able to search, find open jobs, and then attach or upload a properly tailored resume to civilian and federal accounting positions.

Outcomes & Benefits

In May 2013, Larry accepted an examiner position with the National Credit Union Administration. This position is the equivalent to a GS-9 level Federal position with a starting salary of over $55,000. Larry will be able to work from home some of the time and he will also travel the state to perform financial audits of credit unions for the agency. Larry is extremely happy. He said, "This is a dream position for me, and it's twice the salary I was expecting to make starting out." Congratulations, Larry!

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