Jennifer’s Dislocated Worker Success Story

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Participant receives services from the DWG Retail Grant.

Jennifer was dislocated from Shopko in March 2019. She connected with the WorkSmart Network through Rapid Response sessions to learn about the services available to her through the DWG Retail Grant.

I didn’t k now what I really wanted to do but decided it wasn’t going to be in retail.

WorkSmart helped Jennifer with resume and cover letter development, interview preparation, job search assistance, and skills assessments.

In August 2019 she obtained employment with the State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions as a Financial Manager.

I felt like I was in uncharted territory since I hadn’t looked for a job in over 15 years […] I am very thankful to the resources [WorkSmart] provided me and the hand holding we sometimes need when we feel our world has been flipped upside down due to company downsizing and closings.