Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Department of Commerce

Meet Roberta

Workforce Challenge

Roberta was a laid off Aircraft Worker who had over 20 years’ experience and was having a hard time finding employment. Roberta had been unemployed for over 9 months and in dire straits over her inability to pay her mortgage.

Workforce Solution

Roberta came into the Workforce Center, was found eligible for the TAA program and received resume and job search assistance from her case manager. Together they thought of some out of the box ways job searching methods.

Outcomes & Benefits

Roberta was able to obtain stable full-employment in manufacturing company. TAA was also able to assist Roberta with a wage subsidy service designed to bridge the salary gap between old and new employment wages. Roberta was able to get back on her feet increasing her confidence.

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