WorkSmart helps participant enter new job after layoff.
Rocky was referred to the WorkSmart Network through his local Job Center. He had worked as an EMT for many years but left the field for a manufacturing job that provided more stability. Unfortunately in February 2022, Rocky was dislocated. But he wasted no time preparing to transition industries again to become a CDL driver.
One challenge new drivers face is finding a job without any tractor-trailer experience. Rocky was aggressive with his job search and partnered with WorkSmart to update his resume so it matched his new employment interest. In just a few weeks, he accepted a job as a Driver Trainee with HO Wolding.
Rocky stayed focused and refused to let this opportunity pass him by. Once his training period is complete, he will earn $28 per hour at a stable job.
“After being downsized by my company […] I reached out to [WorkSmart] looking for career options. The ladies there were amazing and went above and beyond. It’s the best career move I’ve made yet! I have a job that pays more than I’ve made and I finally enjoy what I do.”