Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Columbia Workforce Center

Meet Vanessa

Workforce Challenge

Colombia native and veteran spouse Vanessa Barrios came to the United States equipped with a law degree. She was ready, however, to change her field to Human Resources and needed help with developing her plan-of-action.

Workforce Solution

At a diversity outreach event for veterans and military spouses, Ms. Barrios met staff from Columbia's American Job Center. LeRoy Thomas, Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER), assisted her with developing her resume focusing on skill sets needed for the Human Resources field.

Outcomes & Benefits

Vanessa is happily employed as a Human Resources Analyst, Recruitment and Examination Division, at Maryland Department of Budget and Management.

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