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Northeast Michigan Consortium Michigan Works!

Meet Louis

Workforce Challenge

Due to his record, Louis had been unable to secure employment. He visited MW! for assistance.

Workforce Solution

MW! Business Services Professional Bernadette had been working with Abend Brothers Collision to provide recruitment assistance, including labor market information, background checks and on-the-job training (OJT). Through the OJT program, Bernadette was able to refer Louis to Abend Brothers Collision.

Outcomes & Benefits

Louis was hired to provide automotive services and repair, and the company was so impressed with him that, within the first 30 days, he received a raise. He has received subsequent raises in only 90 days, increasing his wage by 30% since he started. Louis will complete OJT training in March. He says, "I am so grateful for the opportunity received from MW! and the work first program. With gainful employment, I have room to grow and an opportunity to get recertified in automotive."

"It's nice to be so appreciated by my new employer for outstanding performance. It encourages me to continue to keep up the good work!" stated Louis.
"From all the other resources we have dealt with in the past, this is the best outcome we could have expected! Thank you, Michigan Works! Louis has been a wonderful employee with his positive attitude and hard work. He’s always on time and always does what he is suppose to do - above and beyond!" says Tina Kirschner, Abend Brothers Office Manager.

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