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Burlington Workforce Center


Meet Thomas

Workforce Challenge

Thomas was left unemployed due to a plant closure. He was the sole provider for his household. He required additional support to offset the cost of traveling for interviews and other expenses related to obtaining employment.

Workforce Solution

Thomas attended the Rapid Response Workshop provided by CDLE's Rapid Response Unit and Burlington Workforce Center. There were presenters from Rapid Response, unemployment insurance, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, workforce center & Connect for Health Colorado. Thomas was also referred to the WIOA dislocated worker program. DW funding was accessed to offset the cost of transportation and work required clothing.

Outcomes & Benefits

Thomas was able to attend multiple interviews and ultimately accepted a permanent job offer in retail management that he is very happy with. He has been the WIOA programs biggest cheerleader since working with our programs. He recommends our services to all his former co-workers.


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