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Arkansas Workforce Center - Harrison

Meet Jessica

Workforce Challenge

Jessica is a teenager who had very limited work experience. She was the oldest of 7 children and had been home-schooled all her life. She did not have access to transportation but she needed to gain work experience and social skills in order to prepare for adulthood and the workforce.

Workforce Solution

Through Northwest Arkansas Certified Development Company, Jessica was placed in a paid work experience program for three months at a county government office. She also needed repairs to her vehicle and the workforce center provided supportive service assistance for this, solving her transportation issue and making it easier for her to succeed.

Outcomes & Benefits

Jessica performed well at her job, and at the end of her 3 month work experience she was hired by her work site. Now, she is self-sufficient, employed, and has also started her own part-time business.

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