SUCCESS STORY

PROGRAM: Wage Subsidy

“I have a success story for myself that I have been wanting to share!”

I was a single mother at the age of 19 and I was on TANF for 32 months. I applied for jobs, and I continued completing community service at several different sites until I finally applied for the wage subsidy position here in Artesia at the Income Support Office.

I got hired and started working with the Wage Subsidy Program, April 4th, 2018. I did clerical support there for 3 months until SL Start (now Creative Work Solutions) had an opening for an Administrative Specialist. I applied and got hired in July of 2018. I was with that job for a year and got a promotion in August of 2019 as a Career Development Specialist.

“I have come along way and I couldn’t have done it without that first step I took with Wage Subsidy. I have had ups and I have had downs. Nothing feels better than helping families from where I started. Anything is possible, you can do anything you want to do if you put your mind to it!!”