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Workforce Development Dept., Co. of San Bernardino

Meet Marcello

Workforce Challenge

At 15 years of age, Marcello left an abusive home and ventured out on his own. Homeless, he slept in parks and was later kicked out of school for weapon possession. Eventually, he decided to turn his life around and get a job, but as a father of two, he had difficulty paying the bills.

Workforce Solution

When Marcello was laid off from his retail position, he decided to take advantage of the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s no-cost services. He had learned about the services from a former customer. Marcello’s first phone call to the Workforce Investment Board was life changing.

Outcomes & Benefits

The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board helped Marcello improve his resume and interview skills. He is now employed full time as a flex officer for Securitas Private Security.

“This program pointed me in the right direction and made it easier for me to see the path to follow. If I was not in the program, I would have joined a gang. All my family members are gang affiliated and I am the only member who is not. I am trying to be an example for my little brother, showing him the opportunities that are available. I am grateful for this opportunity and am committed to moving forward.”

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