Joseph came to a Michigan Works! office needing assistance during his seasonal layoff. He had been working as a Laborer for an Upper Peninsula employer making a less than $12.00 per hour.
Every winter, Joseph was laid off. As such, he could not adequately provide for his wife and two children.
Joseph voiced to a Michigan Works! employee that he was interested in obtaining his CDL-A. His current employer had told him that if he acquired the aforementioned certification, they would offer him year-round employment and increase his pay by five dollars per hour.
The Michigan Works! staff member worked with Joseph to get him enrolled in a CDL Training Program.
After Joseph completed his training, he was called back to work by his employer, ending his time on unemployment. Due to the help of Michigan Works! staff members, and his newly-acquired certification, Joseph is now almost doubling his income and working year-round.