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Workforce Development Board - San Bernardino County

Meet Parris

Workforce Challenge

Parris faced unemployment when the company he worked for decided to move its production facility to Mexico. Faced with an uncertain future, he was anxious about finding employment in a competitive market.

Workforce Solution

Before the lay off occurred, a representative from the Workforce Investment Board visited the company to inform affected employees about the services and programs available to them. Parris took advantage of the services and received truck driving training, resume assistance and interview skills, including how to dress, present himself and network effectively.

Outcomes & Benefits

Parris completed his truck driver training and three days later, secured employment with Werner Enterprises as a full-time truck driver. He says, "This program gave me a new beginning. It's going to change my life in a positive way so I can support and feed my family."

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