WorkOne helps veteran make career change with training opportunity
"WorkOne is a great necessity for people who have lost their jobs and are looking for a new opportunity." -Don Eslick, WorkOne customer THE CHALLENGE Don Eslick, a U.S. Army Veteran, always considered himself a leader as he earned leade ...   Read More »
“WorkOne is a great necessity for people who have lost their jobs and are looking for a new opportunity.” -Don Eslick, WorkOne customer
Don Eslick, a U.S. Army Veteran, always considered himself a leader as he earned leadership roles at most of his jobs. Suddenly left without a job after 18 years as Assistant Manager at Wal-Mart, Eslick was devastated. He knew he needed to find another job that was going pay him close to what he had been making to allow him to continue paying his bills. He went to his local WorkOne office to file for unemployment when he discovered that they were the answer he had been looking for to get back on his feet. He was interested in finding a managerial/customer service position to stay in the same field he had been in and to continue a career that he really enjoyed. He sent out his resume and put in multiple applications. Eslick received a few leads, but none that quite followed through.
One day, Eslick’s career advisor presented him with an opportunity they had available to him to go through DriveCo’s CDL Learning Center. Having experience as a truck driver as a teenager and in the military, he decided to go through with the offer. He attended training and received his Class A Commercial Driver’s License upon successful completion of the course. Fresh out of training he got hired at a trucking company, but over a short time realized that it wasn’t the right fit for him. Luckily his scores through training were favorable to another trucking company, Paschall Truck Lines, Inc. (PTL), that had been trying to recruit him. After leaving the first trucking company he received a call from PTL offering him a driving position. He felt as if it was meant to be and that the timing couldn’t have matched up better.
Eslick has been at PTL for eight months now and he has been loving it. Although it wasn’t his first career choice in the beginning, he is happy with where he is and continues to be on the lookout for opportunities for advancement.
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