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Frederick County Workforce Services

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Ulloa

Workforce Challenge

On October 23 and 24 of 2013, a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) specialist met with Mr. and Mrs. Ulloa – former active-duty veterans stationed in Korea. They had been unemployed, taking care of two dependents, and living with friends on Ft. Detrick.

Workforce Solution

The DVOP provided them all available public assistance and community resource information, such as housing through Alliance and local and national hotline resources. The Local Veterans’ Employment Representative (LVER) stepped in as well to provide résumé assistance, ensure they had adequate resource materials, and enroll them in helpful email distribution lists. Shortly thereafter, the host family with whom they were staying received notice they were being transferred out of the area. The Ulloas contacted the veteran representatives indicating they needed housing. Thanks to referral from the DVOP specialist, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program assisted them in securing a family-sized apartment in Frederick County.

Outcomes & Benefits

On January 20, 2014, Mr. Ulloa started a new job as a Mechanical Associate at Car Max in Frederick County, and Mrs. Ulloa confirmed her employment on February 14, 2014 as a Soft-Line Sales Associate/Merchandiser at Kmart in Frederick County. Employment services resulted in jobs for both veterans and a stable living environment for their family.

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