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Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board

Meet Supannee

Workforce Challenge

Ms. Supannee Shrestha came to Montgomery County One Stop Career Center because she was desperately looking for a job after being fired from a retail position at a local supermarket for 19 years. She was understandably sad, upset, and frustrated, but her belief was strong that she would find a new job one day if she prepared herself well. She came to register with the One Stop Career Center and quickly learned of the many benefits afforded her.

Workforce Solution

She attended new customer orientation and participated in most of the workshops so she could learn and improve her skills. She came daily and utilized the services in the resource center, using the computer for her job search. Wandee Hirunvaranatee
directed her to the Job Fair/Recruitments board in the Career Center, and she saw the notice for an Open House at Rockville Pike's Fresh Market Groceries. She felt very confident and thought that she had everything ready to apply for that position. She went there and submitted her resume. After one week, she received a phone call from the hiring manager inviting her for an interview. Having attended the interviewing workshops, she felt confident and knew that she was ready for the interview. After the interview, she returned to the One Stop Career Center and expressed to staff that she felt she had interviewed very well and the manager seemed impressed with her work history.

Outcomes & Benefits

A week later, the hiring manager called and offered her the job of Assistant Deli Manager at that location. She returned to the Career Center and proudly touted her new name tag. Supannee stated, “she wanted to thank the resource center team for all the support and assistance she received.” Now she is telling everyone she knows who needs help finding a job to come to MontgomeryWorks to register and utilize the resources that will prepare them for a new job and new opportunities.

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