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KEEPING VIGIL: Worksource Spokane

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On Monday's Keeping Vigil, KHQ's Stephanie Vigil spoke with the people of Worksource in Spokane. On Monday's Keeping Vigil, KHQ's Stephanie Vigil spoke with the people of Worksource in Spokane.
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The loss of a job is one of the toughest things a person can go through in life. The worry and stress of not being able to make ends meet can take its toll on you. But there is a place in Spokane that gives job seekers the tools to get themselves back on their feet. On Monday's Keeping Vigil, KHQ's Stephanie Vigil spoke with the people of Worksource in Spokane. 

One of the recipients of Worksource's help is Dave Ebert. Dave has lived life right. He's been married all of his adult life with the same woman by his side. He's a father of two successful children, and a proud grandpa to four little ones. Dave served our country and retired from the Air Force after 18 years of service. Dave has provided for his family with very few hiccups, but lately life just doesn't feel right. 

It's been over 4 months since Dave has worked, and that is something he's not used to. 

"One of the greatest fears of man is failure, along with rejection, and you can feel both of those when you are laid off," Dave told Stephanie. 

Starting over in your late 50's can be scary. Job hunting is completely different now, and that's where Worksource Spokane enters Dave's life. 
Jeff Miller has been with Worksource Spokane for the last 5 years. He can relate to what Dave is going through because he's been there before. 
"Many employers look at people at our age bracket and they say he's only going to be with us for a few years, and he's going to retire when in all actuality, for many people after the great recession, their retirement's been used," Miller said. 
Dave knows he's got what it takes to be a team player, that's all he's ever been, and he has no plans to retire. 

"(I'm) Dedicated, enjoy life, enjoy my family. Do what I can to help the people I work with to be successful. (I) Need a job, still valuable, still have lot to offer to a company and I'm just going to keep looking," Dave said. 
 
Times may be tough for Dave right now, but he's glad that the woman who married him years ago remains strong and steady still by his side. 

" (She's) a real trooper, very supportive, she understands, she understand me. She knows what I'm going through. She stays real positive. It may be very concerning to her but she doesn't show me," Dave said when speaking about his wife. 

Dave's experience with Worksource Spokane has been a great one so far and he encourages any job seeker to use their resources.

If you are interested in contacting Worksource Spokane, you can call them at 509-532-3000.


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