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Meet Michael

Workforce Challenge

Michael was a homeless veteran who had lost his job in wastewater treatment. He was seeking assistance through Arapahoe/Douglas Works! to secure employment. He had little success in his job search due to depression, poor presentation and a lapse in skills.

Workforce Solution

Michael was assigned to a workforce specialist who connected him with the resources he needed to get into housing and become more presentable for his job search. He was also approved for training to upgrade his skills and help him secure employment in the field where he had previous experience.

Outcomes & Benefits

Through the resources provided, Michael obtained employment at Berkeley Water Sanitation District as a Wastewater Technician earning more than $16 per hour. He is also on his way to finding stable housing through the resources provided.

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