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Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas

Lynn

Workforce Challenge

Lynn had submitted dozens of applications but had no success in landing a job. She was homeless in Butler County and in dire need of stable income. Lynn was attending Senior Job Club (weekly meetings for job seekers over the age of 55). The Senior Job Club rep referred Lynn to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

Workforce Solution

Lynn was enrolled into SCSEP right away and was immediately provided a paid training opportunity where she would learn and update her office skills for 20 hours per week with a local agency. The income she earned qualified her for senior housing at a greatly subsidized rate, effectively taking her off the streets and into a more stabile home environment with extra income for necessities like food and clothing.

Outcomes & Benefits

Lynn continued to apply for jobs. Her host agency was so impressed with her work ethic and enhanced work skills that they jumped at the chance to hire her on as a Direct Support Professional. Her new full-time job paid $9.00 per hour and offered health insurance, sick leave, pension, vacation time and a daily meal.

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