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Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Washington County One-Stop Job Center

Meet Arnold

Workforce Challenge

In April 2014 Arnold was referred to the Hagerstown Re-entry Coordinator by his parole officer because he was having “great difficulty” finding employment and was becoming very frustrated.

Workforce Solution

After meeting with Arnold the coordinator discovered that Arnold had worked as an Emergency Medical Tech (EMT) and had a passion for doing that type of work. Arnold was invited to attend the Job Club where he would receive job leads, coaching, skills building and mentoring. Arnold was clear that although he wanted to find something in his field, he was willing to work any job that would be offered.

Outcomes & Benefits

He was diligent in attending and doing his part to find work. An agency located in the same building as the Job Club had an opening for in-home critical care services. He was referred to this agency and based on his experience and his references; Arnold was offered a full time position with benefits doing a job he likes.

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