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City of Los Angeles WIB / MCS/Hollywood WorkSource

Meet Robert

Workforce Challenge

Robert is a veteran and is also over 55 years old. He was laid off from an employer qualified under the National Emergency Grant. After the layoff, he was receiving very little money from unemployment insurance, and did not have enough to pay bills and eat properly. After several months, he was evicted from his apartment and fell into a depression. Through outreach, Robert was referred to MCS/Hollywood Worksource for assistance.

Workforce Solution

Robert's case manager helped him to apply for low income housing and encouraged him to explore options for short term training that would help him become more employable. The case manager also sent him job leads that he could apply for and hopefully obtain an interview.

Outcomes & Benefits

Although Robert ultimately decided not to pursue training, he found low income housing and through a job lead, secured full time employment as a landscaper. Robert has since called to thank the Hollywood WorkSource Center for being there in his time of need and said that he will never forget how he was helped when he needed it.

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