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  • From Getting Help to Giving Help

    • Food Assistance

    For many, 2020 was a tumultuous year, including Lisa Kimbrough. Lisa found herself grappling with job loss amid the pervasive uncertainty of the pandemic.…

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  • New Skills to Drive Him Forward

    • Adult

    Jesus Uresti, an unemployed construction laborer collecting unemployment benefits, came to SEMCA Michigan Works! Southgate American Job Center in search of assistance with funding…

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  • A Little Boost

    • Youth (WIOA)

    In May 2023, Alissa Allen sought assistance at the SEMCA Michigan Works! Wayne American Job Center, aspiring to embark on a career as a…

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  • Determined to Succeed

    • Adult

    Mark Trent held a part-time manufacturing job at Yapp Automotive, earning $17.50 per hour. Concerned about fluctuating hours, he faced uncertainties regarding his future,…

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  • Two Counties Over. Two Months to Success.

    • Veteran Services

    Kenneth Harrington learned about the Jobs for Veterans State Grant program in December 2022. Seeking guidance, he visited the SEMCA Michigan Works! Livonia American…

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  • Gaining Confidence and Hope

    • Offender Success

    Steven Jones first met Cari Grahl, Re-Entry Liaison, while he was incarcerated at Parnell Institute located in Jackson, Michigan, during an In-reach meeting. At…

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  • Back in the Workforce

    • Employment Services

    Rochelle Carrington's job search proves it doesn't have to take months of filling out applications to get back into the workforce, having walked through…

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  • Preparing for a Career Change

    • Employment Services

    Loretta Brazleton started her career at Technicolor in Livonia, Michigan in Dec 1995. She was employed as a Material Handler until she was laid…

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  • The Will to Succeed

    • Employer Success Stories
    • Youth (WIOA)

    Chris Jones had been just skating by through school up until the eighth grade. However, his academic performance plummeted after he started at John…

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  • A Bright Future Ahead

    • Employer Success Stories
    • Youth (WIOA)

    Nathaniel Taylor came to the SEMCA Michigan Works! Southgate American Job Center (AJC) because he had recently stopped working at Burger King and had…

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