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American Job Center, Jefferson County


Meet Debra

Workforce Challenge

Debra was hit by the layoffs in the oil and gas industry that have affected many. It took her longer than she anticipated to change industries after 30 years in the oil and gas industry.

Workforce Solution

A Talent Development Specialist reviewed her resume and spoke with her about issues she had in changing industries and potential ageism in the hiring process. Debra said, "The specialist was extremely supportive, encouraging and gave great advice as to changes for my resume and recommending companies that are known for hiring candidates of all ages. She contacted me to see how things were going and if I needed any help. It was so helpful knowing there was someone I could use as a resource."

Outcomes & Benefits

Debra focused her efforts on non-profits and government positions within her title area. The Specialist’s suggestions for resume changes and her reassurance that some government positions take a long time to fill helped keep Debra from becoming discouraged. She was hired by the State of Colorado after a 90-day process.


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