From Unemployed to Aspire Award: Corey’s Success Story

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Corey connected with the WorkSmart Network when he lost his job as a delivery driver after 9 years with the company. Having not applied for a job in almost a decade, Corey enrolled in WIOA programming for help with career exploration, resume development and interview preparation.

Corey faced multiple barriers to employment including medical issues, a lack of current references, financial problems and a 20-year old felony. Despite the barriers, Corey was determined to find work and earn a living.

The WorkSmart Network utilized local employer connections to help find Corey a job. They sent his resume to a contact at Basin Precision Machining where he secured an interview and was offered a delivery driver position.

Although he accepted the job, Corey’s financial struggles continued and he faced eviction. But the WorkSmart Network was able to assist with rent and mileage reimbursement to travel to and from work.

Now, Corey is thriving at Basin Precision Machining and is happy to be self-sufficient and with a company that values his work.

“Corey […] is a stellar employee. From perfect attendance to on-the-job expertise, we have all enjoyed Corey as a Basin Precision employee,” said Brian Wolff, HR Generalist at Basin Precision Machining. “He has a great attitude and wealth of knowledge. By far he has been one of the greatest assets in our Shipping and Receiving departments. Currently, Corey was just selected to receive a raise and has a great future here. Thanks for helping us find him and we look forward to more quality individuals from the WorkSmart Network.”

In December 2018, Corey was awarded an Aspire Award at the WDBSCW Annual Meeting for his perseverance and career success.