"We're trying to do something to pick people up," said Angela Webb, employment and training coordinator at PCC.
A kick-off event for the program is set for 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Caswell County Recreation Center
, 228 County Park Road.
"It will be like a support group where they can talk to others that have been laid off," Webb
said."We're hoping to get them through (this) time."
According to Webb
, if people have been filling out applications for three to six months, and getting turned down, they can develop a defeatist attitude.
"When you come across as having a defeatist attitude, that doesn't go over well," Webb
said."We're trying to prevent that from happpening." Webb
said a limited number of training dollars are available to help those who would benefit from additional training.
The program will run at least through June, but Webb
expects it to continue longer due to the level of unemployment in the area.
"We can't get them all jobs, (but we) hope we can help them stay in a positive frame of mind until they can find a job," Webb
The program was made possible by a $60,000 federal grant through the Kerr-Tarr Regional Council of Governments
A kickoff event will also be held at the Person County Campus in Roxboro on Feb. 11 from 1-3 p.m. For more information about the program contact Angela Webb at (336) 599-1181, Ext. 239 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Emily Cropp at email@example.com or at (434) 793-2311, Ext. 3119.
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