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Michigan Works! Helps Struggling Single Mom Get Back to Work


When Kathy came into the Michigan Works AEP program, she was homeless and jobless. A single mother of two, now homeless due to domestic violence, she was really struggling and in need of assistance.


Michigan Works Career Advisor Jackie Gransden guided Kathy through the AEP program and Career Navigator Chris Southwell provided job readiness assistance, including resume guidance and job search help. Straightaway Kathy got to work on completing and turning in her assignments, as well as job searching.


Kathy quickly began receiving job offers and initially started at Family Fare making $10.75/hour, but soon after found a position with Grayling Nursing & Rehab making 30% more.


Kathy says she learned that services and support are out there, as well as plentiful job opportunities. Kathy states, "Michigan Works helped me ready myself for interviews and provided me with the support I needed to get back into the field. Thanks Michigan Works!"

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