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Golden Sierra Job Training Agency


Meet Joe

Workforce Challenge

Joe came into the Golden Sierra Job Training Agency in July 2013. He was laid off from his position as an auto technician and was unable to return to the industry due to a health issue. The staff at determined he was a good candidate for Golden Sierras Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) program.

Workforce Solution

Joe met with his case manager and staff at the Center provided career counseling. Joe attended the "how-to" workshops. He worked with his Case Manager to develop his resume and he received assistance in searching for a job.

Outcomes & Benefits

After several job applications and searching for new employment for months, Joe received an opportunity to interview with O'Reilly Auto Parts as a Parts Specialist. The Case Manager suggested scheduling a mock interview to make sure Joe was prepared for the meeting, and Joe agreed. After the mock interview, Joe went to his actual interview the next day and quickly received a job offer. He started his new position at the end of April 2014.


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