Re-Employment Success Story – Sharhonda Miller

Mar 8, 2022 | Press Release

Sharhonda Miller was interviewed for the Re-Employment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program on 2/09/2022, with IDES Program Representative, Gus Zamora.

During the RESEA interview, ES representative Gus Zamora discussed resources and programs available in Lake County to assist with re-employment. Gus specifically discussed the Title 1 Lake County Workforce Development training programs (LWIA 1). Sharhonda mentioned that she attended the WIOA training program in the past and would like to enroll again. She had worked with Title 1 Career Specialist Cliff Smith in the past. Gus made the referral to Title 1, specifically indicating this information in the online partner referral application, the Unify system.

Title 1 Workforce Development Career Specialist Cliff Smith got in touch with Sharhonda and discussed the enrollment for the training program. He also, emailed Sharhonda the Waukegan Township virtual job fair flyer on March 2, 2022 at 2 pm. Sharhonda attended the job fair.

At the job fair Sharhonda got a job interview on 2/03/2022.

On 3/4/22 Sharhonda Miller emailed ES representative Gus Zamora to notify him that she was hired as a Housing Specialist/ Case Work, making $20.00 per hour with Waukegan Township Waukegan Township – Staben House, 300 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085 847-244-9944. Her start date was 2/22/2022.

Sharhonda’s comment to Gus Zamora in email: “Thanks for following up with me on my job search. I am currently working all praises to God.”

The specific re-employment intervention used was working together with a Title 1 partner, to notify the job seeker of the hiring event. From the time of intervention to re-employment was 2 weeks, saving the unemployment insurance fund $6,642. This is another example of how two different WIOA partners worked together to get a job seeker re-employed.