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Charles County One-Stop Career Center

Meet Terrance...

Workforce Challenge

Terrance registered with the Maryland Workforce Exchange Virtual One Stop after he was discharged from the United States Army in October 2014. He faced challenges with transitioning from military life to civilian life as well as being unemployed. Terrance completed all of the unemployment insurance eligibility requirements while he was searching for suitable employment. In December 2014, Terrance attended the AJC Job Match Program Orientations because he needed help finding employment.

Workforce Solution

Terrance attended the Charles County AJC (Waldorf) Job Club weekly and received vital information to assist him with his job search. In addition, he completed such AJC resources as Reemployment Opportunity Workshop or ROW, Job Match Program, and advanced résumé workshops. Terrance worked on his elevator pitch, résumé, interviewing skills, job fair etiquette, and utilizing local customized recruitments to improve his chances of obtaining employment. Diana, a Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) Career Counselor, provided Terrance with countless tips on how to successfully find employment.

Outcomes & Benefits

Terrance attended a job fair marketed by the WIOA Job Club “Hot Jobs” list. He was selected for an interview and utilized all the techniques he had learned from the workshops he attended: the Job Club, Job Match sessions, and ROW. Terrance demonstrated impressive qualities during the interview and was offered the position of Supervisor of Production Assembly in Williamsport, Maryland, in June. His starting salary more than met his financial needs. Terrance’s remarkable delivery of his talents also led to a $5,000 sign on bonus with benefits.

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