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Northeast Michigan Consortium Michigan Works!

Meet Howard

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Workforce Challenge

Howard had worked as a bartender, a combat sports consultant and a property manager. After moving from job to job in several states and quitting his last four jobs, Howard found himself homeless. When he came to Michigan Works!, he was working as a temporary laborer, but he needed to find something more permanent to get back on his feet.

Workforce Solution

Several times a week, Howard would come in to the Michigan Works! Alpena office to work with Barb, Talent Specialist, to create his resume and apply to jobs online. Barb provided him with information on WIOA programs and job search assistance.

Outcomes & Benefits

Around this same time, the Holiday Inn had approached Michigan Works! inquiring about job seeker referrals. Barb shared news of the opportunity with Howard and he applied. He was hired on the spot and thanked Barb for the recommendation.

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