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Northeast Michigan Consortium Michigan Works!


Meet Thomas

Workforce Challenge

Laid off as a lumber worker, Thomas decided to visit Michigan Works! to look for a new career.

Workforce Solution

Talent Specialist Yolanda knew Thomas would be eligible for the On-the-Job Training (OJT) program, and she assisted him with a new resume. From there, Yolanda worked with Certified Business Service Professional Nicole to find the right position for Thomas. Nicole knew Great Lakes Tissue was in need of a maintenance worker. Since Thomas was eligible for OJT funds, she contacted the company to see if they would be interested.

Outcomes & Benefits

Thomas applied, interviewed and was hired (pending the completion of training)! He completed OJT and received an Industrial Standard Credential as a maintenance worker. He even received an increase in pay. He says, “I would not have got the job had it not been for the help of the Michigan Works! Office.”


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