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Meet Oliver

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Workforce Challenge

Oliver Contla had been unemployed for about a year and half and was working diligently to get a job, but found it very difficult due to the economic climate. He quickly learned that getting a job now was not as easy as it was ten years ago.

Workforce Solution

Oliver then heard of the Career Readiness Program, an opportunity made possible by a partnership between WorkForce Central, Tacoma Community College and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR). He applied, and was accepted, into the program. He knew that while it did not guarantee a job as a result of the training, he would at least have the opportunity of being interviewed for a position at GMCR when he completed the program. Oliver worked hard to succeed, and did a lot of homework on GMCR, learning about the company and what they looked for in employees. When it came time for his interview, he applied what he had learned.

Outcomes & Benefits

He was successful, and scored a second interview, which then led to an offer of employment. Oliver is now an assistant supervisor with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters at their Sumner location, and couldn’t be happier with his new career. “I appreciate the great opportunity I had,” Oliver said. “I’m just so grateful – I really don’t know what else to say – I’m very thankful and grateful.”

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