Smith and Craig get a fresh start!

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Life changed for Mary Smith and Jasnika Craig on Monday, February 12 … both returned to work!  PAS USA has already taken advantage of our On-the-Job Training Program and have one participant already working with them.  Once they interviewed Mary and Jasnika, they knew they had two more valuable team members.  Both worked with our Career Advisors and enrolled in the WIOA Program.  Both ladies are Assembly Operators and have hit the ground running!  Both ladies are learning ‘on the ...

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Ibarra and Ross return to work!

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We were so excited on the day these two ladies returned to work – we forgot the pictures!!  

Maria Ibarra has been working several part-time jobs to support her and her family. After a visit to the Beaufort County NCWorks Career Center, she was referred to ICONIC Marine Group in Chocowinity.  ICONIC saw the same potential we did!  Maria now has one full-time job (instead of several part-time jobs) and is a Laminator and learning lots about the boating industry. ...

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Evans is back to work!

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Tobias Evans has been unemployed for quite some time.  Like many long-term unemployed individuals, he just could not quite find the right fit – then along came a position with the Town of Cofield!  Evans will be working in the Public Works Department and is excited to begin his new journey.  By utilizing reimbursement funds offered through our On-the-Job (OJT) Training Program, we are able to assist the Town as they work to skill-up Evans.  It is through the OJT ...

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Back to Work “they” go!

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In response to Hurricane Matthew, federal funds were released about a year ago to allow local agencies to hire unemployed job seekers to assist with debris clean-up and removal.  Three of those individuals were Jasmine Askew, Tanisha Hoggard, and John Lee (pictured below).  All three were placed with Bertie County Government.  For the last 10 months, they have performed a variety of job tasks for the County – so well in fact – that the County decided to offer them ...

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Fresh start for Carter!

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Dione Carter needed a fresh start and thanks to Rehoboth Educational Services, she is moving towards her new career!  Due to personal reasons, Dione needed a new career path.  She visited the Hertford County NCWorks Career Center and met Michelle Sandusky, a WIOA Career Advisor.  The two of them set on a path that would lead Dione to a career working with children.  Thanks to our On-the-Job Training Program, we were able to place Dione as a Teacher Assistant working ...

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Bryant is finding success!

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After an auto accident in 2012, Amie Bryant realized that she needed to make a career change.  Thinking she wanted to work in the healthcare industry, she set out to complete her Nurse Aide I and II credentials.  While taking those classes she had the opportunity to take the Income Maintenance Caseworker-NCFAST classes to explore the world of Social Services.  Realizing she wanted to help her fellow citizens just not in the ‘healthcare’ field, she applied to be the Housing ...

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Johnson and Tadlock back to work!

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Allison Johnson and Pamela Tadlock found themselves out of work due to no fault of their own.  In WIOA terms, they were both ‘dislocated’.  Working in partnership with our NCWorks Career Center, we were able to partner with Beaufort County Developmental Center to find employment for both.  Johnson is their new Assistant Finance Manager-AR and Tadlock is their new Administrative Assistant-ADMIN. Both started work today and both positions are supported through our On-the-Job Training (OJT) Programs.  Both ladies are changing ...

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Revelle puts training to work!

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Gina Revelle recently completed the HVAC Training Program at Roanoke-Chowan Community College.  The WIOA Program partnered with Tarheel Fireplace and Grill Shop in Hertford, NC to place Gina in a full-time job as a Service Technician.  Gina began work on Friday, October 27 as part of an On-the-Job Training Contract.  We are excited for Gina and thank Tarheel Fireplace and Grill Shop for the opportunity!  It is great employers like them that make this program a success.  For more information ...

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Allah finds Success!

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Through the Martin County NCWorks Career Center, Jami Allah, attended SAGE Truck Driving School at Nash Community College and obtained his commercial driver’s license (CDL) certificate and license. He also received a certificate of Achievement for Perfect Attendance.

His case is very unique because, in spite of his past circumstances, he was unwilling to give up. Because of Mr. Allah’s past involvement with the criminal justice system he knew that he would be faced with many hurdles to finding employment. It ...

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Dislocated Worker Gets Second Chance!

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Dislocated Worker, Shakita Biggs gets a second chance to restart her career! Shakita began work today at Smiling Faces Child Care Center in Williamston. Shakita’s wages are being subsidized through our On-the-Job Training Program. For additional information or to find out how we can assist you (the employer or the job seeker), please contact Lou Stout, Business Engagement Coordinator at 252-974-2446 or lstout@mideastcom.org. Pictured left to right are Lou Stout, Lillian Reaves (Career Advisor, NCWorks Martin County), Shakita, and Bernadette ...

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