William is a 64-year-old jobseeker who has been actively looking for employment since he was laid off in January 2015. He has many years of work experience however he feels employers hesitate to hire him because of his age. While he feels that his greatest challenge is his age, he is determined to find work.
The Durango Workforce Center has been instrumental in helping William with his resumes, cover letters and navigating employer websites to apply for jobs as well as providing him with assistance copying, faxing and e-mailing applications. Staff was also there to give him positive feedback and encouragement during his job search.
Outcomes & Benefits
After approximately nine months of job searching, William obtained employment as a school bus driver for the Durango School District. He has remained positive, motivated and determined throughout his job search. He is very happy with the assistance the workforce center staff provided him.