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Coastline Institute 4 Business

Meet Patrick

Workforce Challenge

Patrick had been laid off in January, 2009, and was unemployed when he came to the Orange County One Stop Westminster seeking assistance with finding a new job.

Workforce Solution

At the Center, Patrick was provided assistance with updating his resume. He attended workshops to boost his interviewing skills, learn about the "hidden job market" (networking), and participated in mock interviewing to be fully prepared for his job search. In addition, Patrick received job referrals from his counselor (alerts of open positions that might match his skills) and supportive services during his job search such as clothing and transportation vouchers.

Outcomes & Benefits

After nine months, Patrick was employed by a start up energy company in a job he was very excited to land. In a letter to the One Stop Center, Patrick shared, "I wanted to thank you again for helping me when I was unemployed. Your kindness meant a lot to me and my family. I am still employed with [the wind energy company]. We may be hiring over the next few months so I will be in contact to ask for your help to recruit suitable candidates." Congratulations, Patrick!

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