Allah Jackson worked as a human resources manager in the U.S. Army for more than four years, but as his time in the Army ended, he wanted a career change. He set his sights on information technology.
He used several workforce development services, including a WorkSource program called Camo2Commerce, and found a training opportunity months before his Army separation date that was geared toward Amazon web services. At the end of the training, he was guaranteed an interview with Amazon, and that interview panned out.
“I was able to do the training and gain some IT skills that I wouldn’t have gained without the program, as well as the interview that actually landed me my job at Amazon,” Jackson said.
With the opening of WorkSource Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), a One-Stop American Job Center on base, Jackson and other service members may find it easier to hunt for a job. At the new center, they can receive a full range of career services all under one roof. The job center is the first of its kind in Washington state and one of the first in the nation.
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