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Workforce Development Board - San Bernardino County


Meet Reuben

Workforce Challenge

Rueben and his family were homeless for most of his life. They found shelter at various motels and shelters, as well as in their car. Despite these challenges, he graduated from high school. Rueben was determined to make a better life for himself.

Workforce Solution

Rueben enrolled in Operation MONEY and received supportive services, including interview skills, resume writing and career counseling. He was placed at Burlington Coat Factory through the Work Experience program. At the completion of his term, he was offered permanent employment.

Outcomes & Benefits

Currently, Reuben is pursuing a certificate in Computer Repair while working at Burlington Coat Factory. The store manager referred to him as one of her best employees. He has since purchased a car and looks forward to a successful future.


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