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Employment Services of Weld County


Meet Moses

Workforce Challenge

After losing his job as a bulldozer operator, Moses had been out of the workforce for quite some time. He came to Employment Services of Weld County eager to explore temporary employment opportunities through the Weld County Flood Recovery Community Corps (WCFRCC) National Emergency Grant (NEG) program.

Workforce Solution

After an initial assessment, Moses was enrolled in the NEG and WIA Dislocated Worker programs and assigned to the WCFRCC Debris Removal Crew. Moses received assistance in the form of work clothes, personal protective quipment, gas vouchers, CPR/AED training, and Misssoula Technology & Development Center Chainsaw Training.

After being unemployed for 14 weeks, Moses found it challenging to get back into the pace of outdoor work, especially given the intensive physical labor associated with debris removal activities. Cold temperatures made this readjustment even more difficult since Moses joined the crew at the peak of winter.

Despite this challenge, Moses fit in very well with the crew. He encouraged a jovial atmosphere while maintaining a professional work ethic. Moses gained the respect of all his crew members and return that respect equally.

Outcomes & Benefits

The NEG program helped Moses get back on his feet. After working with the Debris Removal Crew for a time, Moses accepted an offer of employment with the Weld County Public Works Asphalt Division and exited the program.


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