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Hunt Valley Workforce Development Center

Meet Whaylen

Workforce Challenge

Whaylen was affected by the recent Mars Supermarket closing. Whaylen had been a Mars employee for 18 years, having worked 15 years in the Meat Department as a Journeyman Meat Cutter.

Workforce Solution

Whaylen was referred to the American Job Center (AJC) in Hunt Valley by a former Mars co-worker that had previously utilized Hunt Valley AJC services. Whaylen was assisted with revising his résumé and navigating Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE). He was able to network with various organizations at a job fair held by Mars and planned to inquire about employment opportunities at Sam’s Club.

Staff conducted a mock interview with Whaylen to prepare him for his interview later that day. Together, Kellie and Anthony provided suggestions to Whaylen on how to answer difficult interview questions and discussed strategies to convey confidence to the interviewer(s).

Outcomes & Benefits

Within three (3) days of his interview, Whaylen began working for Sam’s Club in Timonium as a Meat Cutter.

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