Kansas

Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Kansas Department of Commerce

Larry

Workforce Challenge

Larry was an unemployed veteran who lived in Marion, KS when he first sought assistance with the Kansas Department of Commerce - Veterans Services. He was a recent graduate with his Masters in Accounting but living in a rural town, he was isolated from the job market in many ways. He needed assistance with his resume and online job searching.

Workforce Solution

The Disabled Veterans Outreach Program placed Larry into case management and after several one-on-one training sessions, Larry was able to search for jobs and upload his resume for many accounting positions.

Outcomes & Benefits

Larry accepted an examiner position with the National Credit Union. This position is the equivalent to a GS-9 level Federal position with a starting salary of $57,000. Larry will be able to work from home and also travel the state to perform financial audits of credit unions for the agency. Larry told his case manager that this was a dream position for him and twice the salary he was expecting to make.

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