Success Stories

CareSource JobConnect has helped many members find long-term employment and support from area organizations. Here are some of the success stories that members have had with help from CareSource.

Providing More for the Family

A CareSource member in Georgia opted into the life services program to find a job with a better financial outlook for her and her family. She was working at Pizza Hut as a delivery driver but wanted a different job due to the lack of growth opportunities. Her Life Coach could tell that she was very determined and motivated to get a better job. She also mentioned that she wanted to look at possible work-from-home jobs. There were a couple of companies that her Life Coach knew offered those potential employment opportunities.

She found a new job as a customer service representative. Initially, she was excited for the opportunity to have the flexibility of working from home and making more money. A few weeks later, she told her Life Coach that she quit the job due to lack of training. For the next few months, she continued to work at Pizza Hut making just enough to provide for her family. Her breakthrough came when she contacted Aerotech, a staffing company. She was hired as a laser operator at GT Technologies. She expressed joy and excitement in knowing that her working hours could increase based on her schedule. She is getting paid more per hour with the freedom to work overtime when she was available. She made a clear statement to her life coach to highlight her financial situation and future. She told him that, “my children will be having a GREAT Christmas this year and I’m looking at a bigger place to stay”.

Training for Better Outcomes

A single mother of two young children was working part-time at a local warehouse and looking for full-time employment. She came to a CareSource Life Services open house for a specific job opening, but heard about the commercial driver’s license (CDL) training available through a local college. Two employers, working in partnership with CareSource Life Services, have committed to interview any candidate who passes the written and driving CDL tests. These companies have full-time positions starting at $45,000 per year.

This member decided to continue to work her part-time, temporary position and to apply for the CDL class. Not only was she approved for the class, but she also qualified for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds to take the class. She completed the four weeks of training and passed the written test. She is now working with the instructor to get her driving hours and will be taking the driving test in a few months.

This member is meeting with a Life Coach twice a month and working on her plan to find full-time employment. The key question is, “What does life look like after subsidies?” It is an on-going process of normalizing unsubsidized living, but she is excited about the possibility.

Language is not a Barrier

A South African refugee has lived in Dayton with his wife and eight children for less than two years. He had not been able to find full-time work, and felt that his limited English and thick accent were keeping him from getting interviews.

A South African refugee has lived in Dayton with his wife and eight children for less than two years. He had not been able to find full-time work, and felt that his limited English and thick accent were keeping him from getting interviews.

His CareSource Life Coach worked with him to make his resume work specific positions and to prepare for interviews. Because many employers have skills test before an interview, the Life Coach asked to help him during the testing process. The employer agreed because the position did not rely heavily on fluent English.

The member was offered the job in April and by mid-May the employer said, “Can you find us 50 more guys like him?” Since then, CareSource Life Services has referred six more members to this employer for similar warehousing positions.

This member took part in monthly coaching and is doing very well on the job. He went from not working to working for $13 per hour with a $.50 shift differential and is getting overtime each week. He has completed 90 days of employment and is looking at advancement opportunities within the company. He has also paved the way for others with language barriers with this employer.

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