As partners in Washington state’s WorkSource system and the American Job Center Network, the Employment Security Department helps people – unemployed or not – find new jobs and learn new skills. We help them experience the life-changing Power of a Job.
Every week, we spotlight a different Power of a Job success story. This week, we bring you Esther Ayers and Jeff Dunleavy, two dynamic business solutions representatives from WorkSource Everett. Their collaborative work helped a job seeker land a recruiting position, and now she is using WorkSource in a new way: to hire talent at her new company.
We hope you enjoy this week’s installment. Here is their story:
Esther Ayers: Hi. My name is Esther Ayers and I’m a business solutions representative in Snohomish County for WorkSource Everett.
Jeff Dunleavy: I’m Jeff Dunleavy, also a business solutions representative, and an apprenticeship coordinator for WorkSource Everett.
Esther: Today we share a story about Amanda, a job seeker. Amanda was laid off by a national aerospace staffing agency in October, and she reached out to me via LinkedIn in November. I was able to provide her with information about WorkSource and the services we provide. She came in, got the help she was seeking and now has a really good job.
Jeff: Amanda reconnected with WorkSource by calling our business solutions department.
I was fortunate to be able to take her call. I remember hearing the excitement in her voice as she shared how much she benefitted from WorkSource, which helped her get a job as personnel manager for Senior Aerospace AMT.
One of her first goals in her new position was to reconnect with WorkSource. She had a lot of job openings to fill and she felt confident she could fill those jobs by working with us. We discussed how WorkSource business solutions could help her connect with job seekers to fill her entry-level positions using hiring events and job fairs. The timing was perfect because we had a couple of upcoming job fairs scheduled for March and April.
Esther: On March 13, we’re holding a job fair here in Snohomish County for a number of large employers, and we’re really excited and thrilled that Amanda agreed to participate. I told Jeff that we have come full circle helping Amanda. She started out as a job seeker and is now recruiting and using WorkSource to hire positions.
I remind job seekers when they are attending networking groups, “Don’t forget that you will eventually get a job, and when you do, you could become the recruiter, then the hiring manager, and then — you never know — it’s just proof that it’s all integrated.”
As a partner in Washington’s WorkSource system and the American Job Center Network, the Employment Security Department helps people – unemployed or not – find new jobs and learn new skills. We help them experience the life-changing Power of a Job. We also work with businesses, which are Powered by Jobs, to help them find employees.
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