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Month: June 2016

Staff Kudos ~ Calandra Bradford

Staff Kudos ~ Calandra Bradford

“I was in your Job Power Seminar this morning and I wanted to let you know what a wonderful job you did. I feel you addressed the most important aspects of being in the position of being out of work and the challenges one faces in looking for new employment. I was laid off just over seven weeks ago after working only 7 & 1/2 months, after being laid off last year from a job I held for over six years. I will also be 61 years old next month. I feel better after having you address the depression most of us feel and going through the various steps of loss. I certainly knew I wasn’t the only one going through the different stages but by you going over each one it somehow made me feel better. I left feeling better, somehow empowered and more confident of the steps I need to take to find a new position.” ~ Frances Scarfone

Staff Kudos ~ Resource Center Staff @ St. Petersburg center

Staff Kudos ~ Resource Center Staff @ St. Petersburg center

“I would like to acknowledge what a fantastic job the Resource Center staff here at South County do every single day. I have never seen the Resource Center run more efficiently than it is right now. They have a difficult job and they do it very well – as a real team.

I would especially like to thank Alex Salfer-Hobbs and Candace Orsini for referring a group of potential TAA customers to me. These three individuals were recently laid off from their jobs due to outsourcing and had come into the Resource Center for assistance applying for Unemployment. After speaking with the customers for a few moments they realized that they may be eligible for TAA. I was able to meet with the group and assisted them in filing a petition for coverage under the Trade Adjustment Act program and we are now waiting on a determination!

Here is the great part about this story: We had a staff meeting a few weeks prior to this and were able to spend some time telling our co-workers what we do in each of our programs and sharing some of our personal successes. I think until that meeting several of us may not have been entirely aware of what happens in our many program offerings here at CareerSource Pinellas. Because of that staff meeting and taking the opportunity to share and team build, Alex and Candace were able to refer this group of people to me, and if their petition ends up being certified at the federal level, we may have a really nice sized group of new customers to serve!

Thank you for your help. What a wonderful group effort!” ~ Alexandra Jasicki, TAA Program, CSPIN