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Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center


Meet Amanda

Workforce Challenge

Amanda is a single parent that was unemployed and a participant in the STEP (Strategies to Empower People) program as well as the LAJET (Louisiana Job Employment and Training) program. She has a bachelor’s degree in child and family studies, and she needed to secure full time employment immediately to support herself and family. She was referred to the Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center for assistance.

Workforce Solution

At the Center, Amanda received job counseling, resume assistance, and job search assistance. The Center had a current opening for a WIA Counselor, and Amanda education and experience met the qualifications for the job.

Outcomes & Benefits

After successfully interviewing for the position she was hired and began working as a staff member on the membership team. She has been a tremendous asset since starting her new job and has received numerous compliments from the clients she has served. She is now receiving a full time salary and is self sufficient.


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