KEEPING VIGIL: Worksource Spokane - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

KEEPING VIGIL: Worksource Spokane

Posted: Updated:
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.
KHQ.com -
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.


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Rollover crash sends three to hospitals

    Rollover crash sends three to hospitals

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:04:16 GMT
    NEWPORT, Wash. - A rollover crash near Newport sent three people to hospitals Saturday night.The Washington State Patrol said the crash happened at 8:49 p.m. 10 miles west of Newport on State Route 211, near Sacheen Lake. The driver in the crash, 19-year-old Quinton C. Williams, is facing charges for driving under the influence.>>
    NEWPORT, Wash. - A rollover crash near Newport sent three people to hospitals Saturday night.The Washington State Patrol said the crash happened at 8:49 p.m. 10 miles west of Newport on State Route 211, near Sacheen Lake. The driver in the crash, 19-year-old Quinton C. Williams, is facing charges for driving under the influence.>>
  • PHOTOS: Hobo Spider season has arrived

    PHOTOS: Hobo Spider season has arrived

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:37:17 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Mid August is about the time that we start to see spiders come into our homes, particularly the hobo spider. August and September is mating season for the hobo and that means you may be seeing more funnel-like webs in and around your home. Males are on a mission to find a female which is why they are a lot more active at this time.>>
    KHQ.COM - Mid August is about the time that we start to see spiders come into our homes, particularly the hobo spider. August and September is mating season for the hobo and that means you may be seeing more funnel-like webs in and around your home. Males are on a mission to find a female which is why they are a lot more active at this time.
    >>
  • UPDATE: I-90 back open after crash halts traffic

    UPDATE: I-90 back open after crash halts traffic

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:45:23 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A crash on Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane delayed commuters for hours Saturday afternoon. The crash happened at about 5:15 p.m. near the Division street exit. A truck pulling a trailer flipped onto its side, scattering debris across the westbound lanes of the freeway. Two lanes of westbound traffic were blocked for more than 2 hours.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A crash on Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane delayed commuters for hours Saturday afternoon. The crash happened at about 5:15 p.m. near the Division street exit. A truck pulling a trailer flipped onto its side, scattering debris across the westbound lanes of the freeway. Two lanes of westbound traffic were blocked for more than 2 hours.>>
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane Police to be equipped with body cameras Monday

    Spokane Police to be equipped with body cameras Monday

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:10:27 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department will equip some officers with body cameras Monday, after Police Chief Frank Straub fast tracked pilot program. The Spokesman-Review reports 17 officers will receive the cameras designed to promote accountability and transparency within the police force. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department will equip some officers with body cameras Monday, after Police Chief Frank Straub fast tracked pilot program. The Spokesman-Review reports 17 officers will receive the cameras designed to promote accountability and transparency within the police force. >>
  • Man hospitalized after downtown dispute

    Man hospitalized after downtown dispute

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:09:05 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man is in critical condition after a fight in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning, according to Spokane Police. Patrol officers found the man unresponsive at 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Sprague and Stevens. Witnesses told police the injured man had walked out in front of a taxi and started a fight.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man is in critical condition after a fight in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning, according to Spokane Police. Patrol officers found the man unresponsive at 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Sprague and Stevens. Witnesses told police the injured man had walked out in front of a taxi and started a fight.>>
  • 'Best Pig Out Yet'

    'Best Pig Out Yet'

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:08:40 GMT

     

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Pig Out In The Park brings in thousands to delve into their favorite fair-like foods and put diets on the back burner. But this year is a little bit different, because organizers are calling it the largest pig out yet.

    >>