Career Specialist Sherry DeAngelo reports on her customer. “Amanda, single mother of six children, began working with Man-Tra-Con in June 2018. She was receiving SNAP benefits and did not have a reliable support system in place to encourage her and help with childcare. Amanda was eager to find work, but had gaps in her employment and needed more job skills to secure a job at a self-sufficient wage,” Sherry explains.
“I helped Amanda prepare a professional resume that included references. She was also selected to participate in a Work Experience Program (WEP) Production Worker position at Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon. Through WIOA training assistance, she was provided with steel-toe-covered boots required for the job and mileage reimbursement to and from work,” Sherry adds.
“When the WEP job ended, Amanda resumed her job search and found a job as a driver for Marco’s Pizza. Although she began working with a part-time schedule, Amanda is now working full time at Marco’s Pizza, with a wage that includes tips. She loves her job and plans to stay. The job also works well with her schedule at home, and allows her to take care of her family,” Sherry reports.