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Meet Eric

Workforce Challenge

As a veteran with a permanent disability, Eric sought a job to supplement his State Disability Insurance. He was referred to the Workforce Investment Board by the Employment Development Department.

Workforce Solution

Through the High Desert America’s Job Center of California, Eric was referred to vocational rehabilitation. He received one-on-one resume assistance and help with job applications. He also attended interview workshops.

Outcomes & Benefits

Through the assistance provided, Eric developed the valuable skills and confidence needed to find full-time employment with Walmart as a greeter. He says, "The Workforce Investment Board staff spent many hours with me updating my resume and assisting me with the computer application process to apply for jobs at Walmart, Target, Costco and Dollar Tree. They also helped me find a job I can do despite my disabilities. They gave me hope. I have been blessed that I have had the opportunity to work with such wonderful people."

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