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Mesa County Workforce Center


Meet Phyllis

Workforce Challenge

After losing her job due to downsizing, Phyllis was unable to find new employment. She had already received Unemployment Insurance benefits followed by Emergency Unemployment Compensation and was was in need of enhanced computer skills in order to be competitive in the current job market.

Workforce Solution

Phyllis was contacted by UI Pilot Program staff who offered her job referrals, job search tips, and an orientation to programs at the Mesa County Workforce Center. Because Phyllis was WIA eligible, she completed computer skills training and also received intensive job search support.

Outcomes & Benefits

Within four months of enrolling in WIA, Phyllis obtained full time employment as a Bookkeeper with a local manufacturer making $2.00 more per hour than in her previous job.


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