Gascho Furniture recently completed an On the Job Training with Michael Hammond. Michael previously worked doing road construction, so furniture finishing was not something that he had any experience in. Laura said that Michael is doing a wonderful job, he has learned all aspects of the finishing process and has become a valuable employee. Michael is enjoying working at Gascho Furniture because they treat him so well, he is not driving so far, does not get laid off every winter and is not doing such labor-intensive work. He has truly enjoyed this opportunity to work for Gascho Furniture and Gascho’s feels very fortunate to have him as an employee. Michigan Works was able to qualify Michael for our On the Job Training Program and assist Gascho Furniture with funding for a portion of his wages during his training period.