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Sixty area jobs secured through Digital Works

Digital Works has been part of the West Union community since April 2014 and has already helped 62 area adults secure modern, online jobs. The West Union location has also provided 69 adults with computer and online skills, as well as employer-led client support and service etiquette training. Statewide, Digital Works has helped more than 500 people secure work.

The Digital Works facility in West Union, located at 111 West Main Street, is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 2-4 p.m. and invites the public to attend.

Digital Works connects people to leading-edge customer support and IT jobs for global corporations by providing training, mentorship, job placement assistance, as well as the opportunity for advanced careers. Many program graduates benefit from the work-at-home opportunities available with the more than 20 Digital Works employer partners.

“Digital Works offers a very unique opportunity to this area,” said Tracy Dwyer, Facilitator of the Digital Works West Union location. “There are few industries locally, unless you don’t mind driving more than an hour and thirty minutes to work. Our program offers more than minimum wage, while being able to work from the comfort of your own home.”

Tracy is a graduate of the Digital Works program. As a former business owner, she was working seven days a week. After the birth of her son, she knew it was time to find something with work-life balance. After graduating from the Digital Works program, she was hired as a career advisor with NexRep and worked at home. Tracy was then hired as the West Union facilitator earlier this year. The West Union location has a 100% graduation and job placement rate since Tracy started her new role.

“This is a small community,” said Tracy. “Our program is successful because of the community support outside our doors and inside. For each training group I’ve had the privilege of instructing, the group has become a little family by the end of day one. They even ride share. They are supportive of one another and I support them with encouragement.”

The Adams County Commissioners shared this comment about the program, “Digital Works continues to provide excellent job training and job opportunities for our local workforce. There are numerous success stories that have resulted from this program, and we encourage more individuals to take advantage of it.”

“Digital Works is a great opportunity for self-motivated individuals looking for a career,” said Regina, a recent West Union program graduate. Regina was immediately hired as an agent with LiveOps, with a goal of eventually being hired by Allstate Insurance. Within just a few weeks, she met that goal and is doing work she enjoys from the comfort of her home.

“I appreciate that I could complete the program in a short amount of time and begin working right away,” said Amber, another recent West Union program graduate. Amber previously owned and managed a successful restaurant until physical limitations made it too difficult for her to continue. The opportunity to work from home was perfect for her situation. Amber received multiple job offers after graduating the training program.

“I’ve been looking for a work-at-home job, to be able to work while the kids are in school,” said Elizabeth, a current West Union trainee. “I used to work six days a week and every Saturday. I’ve missed so much of my boys growing up. I don’t want to miss anymore.”

To learn more about Digital Works or to apply for the program, visit www.digitalworksjobs.com.

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Community invited to Open House on Aug. 26

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