Category: Operation GoodJobs

  • Success Story: Jose (Operation GoodJobs)

    posted May 24th, 2017

    Jose joined the U.S. Army as a reservist in 2001. “In the beginning, I was focused on the Army’s education benefits and scholarships,” he said, “but I soon transitioned to active-duty service.” By 2014, Jose’s military career had advanced considerably.  He had completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, become a commissioned officer, and served in […]

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  • Success Story: Jimmie (Veteran Programs)

    posted February 21st, 2017

    For more than 21 years, Jimmie served in the U.S. Army as a human resources specialist. As he contemplated his transition to civilian employment, he knew he wanted a career that would allow him to make use of his previous education and experience. “Although I knew many of the skills I had were transferable, understanding […]

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  • Success Story: Lloyd (Operation: GoodJobs)

    posted July 27th, 2016

    After Lloyd graduated from high school, he looked to a local community college to begin his career search. “I had worked with my family’s business, but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with my life,” he said.  He soon realized that he was just treading water. “I decided to join the Army […]

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  • Success Story: James (Operation: GoodJobs)

    posted July 8th, 2016

    Not every 18-year-old knows what he or she wants to do after graduating high school. James thought he did.  He pursued training to be a diesel mechanic but found that he didn’t have the passion for that career field.  Soon after a friend recommended that he join the military. “When I told my mom that I was […]

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  • Success Story: David (Operation: GoodJobs)

    posted March 14th, 2016

    David T. wasn’t born into a wealthy family, but he knew he could see the world and get an education by joining the U.S. Navy.   “I learned a lot about myself during those years,” he said. When he came home to Olympia, David worked with his father in a painting business for a while, but after […]

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