Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Lower Shore Workforce Investment Board

Meet Dale

Workforce Challenge

In 2009, Dale Fisher faced a huge challenge when he was laid-off from his senior-level supply chain management job at a large oil and gas company. After struggling to make ends meet on Unemployment Insurance, he decided to relocate his family over 2000 miles away to Southern Maryland. With the Federal sector, defense, and transportation industries there, he felt his job prospects would improve there. His confidence was shaken, and he was uncertain about where to start.

Workforce Solution

Within 30 days of relocating, Dale heard about the Job Match Re-Employment Project, a program funded through the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland. This project provides actionable coaching, tools, networking opportunities, and placement assistance for laid-off mid- to upper-level managers making $40,000 or more annually. Dale received coaching, encouragement, and career-path guidance through the Job Match Project.

Outcomes & Benefits

Dale has put the past behind him, and is now an entrepreneur. His company, Innovative Supply Chain Solutions, has performed work for ERIMAX, Inc., The Bureau of the Census, and is currently employed by the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, where, Dale says, "We're responsible for managing over $100 million dollars of inventory, parts, and supplies in order to ensure that we can safely and efficient move over 1.2 million area residents on a daily basis." Dale credits the Job Match Re-Employment Project with helping him find his own path to success, and says, "2011 promises to be one of the best years ever for me."

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