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Kansas Department of Commerce

Meet Roberta

Workforce Challenge

Roberta was laid off from her job in the aircraft industry. She had over 20 years of experience but was having difficulty finding new employment. After searching for a new job for over nine months, she was feeling very depressed and was worried about losing her home because she could not pay her monthly mortgage.

Workforce Solution

Roberta came to the Workforce Center and was found to be eligible for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. Roberta received help in revising and updating her resume from a Case Manager. She was encouraged to 'look outside the box' and search for jobs in different industries that would fit her skill set.

Outcomes & Benefits

Roberta obtained stable full time employment with a manufacturing company. TAA provided Roberta with a temporary wage subsidy designed to bridge the salary gap between old and new employment wages. Roberta is now back on her feet and her confidence about the future has returned.

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