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American Job Center, Jefferson County

Meet Deanna

Workforce Challenge

Deanna was an experienced and accomplished designer and construction manager with over 30 years of experience when the housing company she worked for closed during the recession and Deanna lost her job. Finding work, in general, was difficult for a middle-aged, single woman with a very specific skill set. After nearly three years of underemployment, Deanna found herself back on unemployment except this time she was enrolled in the Workforce Investment Act(WIA) program.

Workforce Solution

Right away, Deanna felt encouraged and supported by the staff. Workshops offered by the American Job Center (AJC) enabled Deanna to refresh old skills while learning new ones.

Outcomes & Benefits

At a job fair, Deanna connected with a company in the construction industry and was hired immediately. Through the personal support and numerous workshops offered by the AJC, Deanna was able to restore her confidence and restart her career in her original field.

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