WorkSmart helps participant enter new job after layoff.

Rock stands by his blue semi truck while posing for a photo.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.”