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Meet Mike

Workforce Challenge

Mike was employed by a retail sporting goods store for more than 20 years. In April 2009, Chapter 11 bankruptcy loomed large in the company's future. The company engaged WorkSource Clackamas to help impacted employees.

Workforce Solution

Mike attended a Rapid Response session hosted on site by WorkSource Clackamas Rapid Response Team. After his displacement from the company at the first of May, he attended the workshops offered by WorkSource Clackamas in job search skills, resume development, and interviewing.

Outcomes & Benefits

Mike was placed by WorkSource Clackamas into a peer coaching position at its office, where he is now the Peer Advocate for his former coworkers. He is excited about the role and the opportunity to assist others. Says Mike, "I am using skills acquired as part of my former job, but there they were largely had been unused in that workplace. Using these skills, I am now coaching, encouraging and communicating to former members of my team, acting as their liaison to assist them in finding assistance here at WorkSource Clackamas to upgrade their great skills so to again become a viable member of workforce." Congratulations, Mike!

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