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Meet Teresa

Workforce Challenge

Teresa was laid off after 18 years on the job due to the employer merging departments. To her dismay, she found herself looking for work not having updated information regarding resumes, conducting labor market research effectively, and networking. Teresa really wasn't even sure which career path she wanted to pursue.

Workforce Solution

Teresa was enrolled into the Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Program and started working with her workforce specialist to assess her skills. Teresa attended workshops, worked on her interview skills and targeting her resume.

Outcomes & Benefits

Teresa was selected for an interview and did such an outstanding job, a new position was created for her. She is now making $72,400 annually.


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