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Northeast Michigan Consortium Michigan Works!

Meet Laura

Workforce Challenge

Laura visited Michigan Works! seeking job search assistance. Previously, over four years ago, she worked at a local grocery store for minimum wage. Lacking work history and confidence, Laura was unsure about how to begin her job search.

Workforce Solution

At Michigan Works!, Laura worked with Talent Specialist Barb to update her resume, learn how to job search and enter the talent pool. Laura attended job fair prep classes, as well as the Michigan Works! Career Fair.

Outcomes & Benefits

As a result of the Career Fair, Laura was hired into an on-the-job training program at Allband Communications, and she has been employed there ever since. Expecting minimum wage, Laura was thrilled to be working as an administrative assistant making more than anticipated. Additionally, she is happy to report that she is receiving quarterly bonuses. She says,"I hadn't been employed for quite some time because of my family situation and Michigan Works! was my first stop. I went to the resume class to obtain a ticket for the Career Fair held at Alpena Community College. It was extremely helpful to me to have someone to critique my resume and offer suggestions after being out of the workforce for so long. After the career fair I received 3 interviews which is how I came to work for Allband. I have now been here approximately 1.5 years and feel the possibilities are endless."

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