After pandemic-related layoff, Brenda finds fulfilling work thanks to support from CareerForce
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Brenda utilized many CareerForce services following a job loss during the early days of the pandemic. Now, she is working in great job that fits her skill set, thanks to support from family, friends, former co-workers and many others plus CareerForce assistance, including education paid for through the Dislocated Worker program. Brenda shares her story in her own words below.
“I was laid off on July 24, 2020. My field was teaching English language classes to multilingual adult learners. With the international borders closed and the field of international education quite uncertain, I began looking for employment in other career fields including higher education student services, county government, state government, and the private sector in human resources assistant or customer service specialist positions. I was making a career change, and I was over 50. I also realized I needed to be a prepared and knowledgeable applicant, especially in today's digital world. It had been 14 years since I had looked for a full-time job, and so much had changed. That's when I turned to CareerForceMN.com.