GST Michigan Works! Helps Professional Relocating From Alaska

“I can’t say enough good things about all the Career Coaches here in Lapeer. When I first came in back in July, I really didn’t think I needed help…I was kind of going through the motions. But having the level of support they provide was so valuable.”  – Kristina Rice

Lapeer – Kristina Rice struggled to find employment upon relocating to Michigan from Alaska. When she was finally connected with GST Michigan Works! for help, Kristina was feeling frustrated and overwhelmed.  A seasoned professional, with years of experience working with the State of Alaska’s DHHS, Kristina was challenged with some difficulty in the online job search process.  For some positions, she was told she was overqualified, while for others, she was lacking the desired education requirements.  

As a single parent in need of support, a car repair and a fresh start, Kristina found the help and resources she needed at GST Michigan Works! Lapeer Service Center.  Working with Employment Specialist, Chris Linck-Rhodes, Kristina worked diligently at the service center every day, applying for positions, participating in work-readiness activities and keeping her skills sharp with computer workshops.  After months of diligently applying for positions and interviewing, Kristina was finally offered a full-time position at Genesee Health System in December 2018.  Not only is the position full-time, but at an excellent wage with full benefits.  Kristina is back to being a self-sustained, independent professional!

“She has been an absolute joy to work with and her success is immense.  Congratulations, Kristina!” – Chris Linck-Rhodes