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Meet Mensur

Workforce Challenge

Mensur, a high school student, needed to gain work experience.

Workforce Solution

Through the ARRA-funded Youth Work Experience Program, Mensur received placement at Oh My Cupcakes, a local retail bakery.

Outcomes & Benefits

His supervisor, Melissa, said things went very well. "Mensur is a hard worker and everyone gets along with him. He also picked up a few more job responsibilities, such as making batter," she said. Mensur enjoyed the extra tasks, and even sent his supervisor a message that he is enjoying the experience and is learning a lot. As a small business, Melissa was appreciative of the help. She is grateful for the ARRA- sponsored work experience program.

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