David - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta
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David

Securing a brighter future

Photograph of DavidDavid moved to Red Deer from Ontario in September 2016, because he had lived in Red Deer before, loved it, and thought that he would have better job opportunities here. But he didn’t find a job right away and ended up staying at the People’s Place shelter. David didn’t let this deter him, though, and worked hard to find a job. He visited the Alberta Works Center almost every day and attended the job fairs held at the centre. Staff at the Alberta Works Center helped David with his resumé and cover letters. David had training and experience as a Security Guard and set his sights on finding a similar position. He was persistent in his job search and after three months, he got a position as a Commissionaire. At first it was only part-time, but he quickly moved into a full-time position. David shared how much he enjoys his job and the support that they have provided him. After approximately a month of employment, David was able to secure housing with the support of the staff at the Outreach Center. Today, David is happy in his new job and apartment and attributes his success to being persistent and going after what he wanted.

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Modified: 2017-04-19
PID: 18500