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Workforce Development Dept., Co. of San Bernardino


Meet Heather

Workforce Challenge

Heather abruptly lost her job, and she was not eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits. At the time, she was working on her doctorate degree, she but had to put it on hold when she lost her job. Heather quickly found herself in a situation where she was unable to pay rent.

Workforce Solution

Through an online search, Heather discovered the services provided by the Workforce Investment Board. She visited the America’s Job Centers of California and received career counseling, as well as resume help. She also received support for her transportation and clothing expenses.

Outcomes & Benefits

Thanks to the help available through the Workforce Investment Board, Heather found full-time employment with the County of Riverside as a social worker. She is now able to stay in her apartment and develop a plan to continue school.


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