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TERRA Helped Me Rebuild My Career—And My Life

  Monica McCrady rejoined the workforce after over 20 years. Finding a new job wasn’t easy, but she didn’t give up and kept pushing forward.  We’ll let Monica share her story. My marriage was coming to an abrupt end. My ex-husband and I were together for over 25 years, and it got to a point where …

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We Were Looking for Great Jobs—And Found Each Other

Typically, when people reach out to a staffing group for some support in finding a job, they don’t expect to find love.   But that’s what happened for Ed and Dawn.   They met as coworkers on a temp assignment in June 2022, and when their employer relocated out-of-state, they decided to keep in touch.  And now…they’re …

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TERRA Helped Us Find Our First Jobs—Together

Tomiko and Tokika Williams are twins who decided they were going to look for their first jobs together. Some twins just see themselves as two people who happen to be born on the same day—but these two embraced “togetherness” when it came to their job search.  They began applying to various openings and wanted to …

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TERRA Helped Me Return to My Passion

Doing what you love for a living is really special. And part of that is knowing what your passion is.  Mark Carillo knows exactly what he enjoys most—cleaning.  So when his job in another field wasn’t working out, he realized that what he really wanted to do, was get back to his cleaning career.  We’ll …

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My New Job Offers More Pay and Great Benefits

Knowing what you want out of a job, being aware of what you bring to the table and having the courage to advocate for yourself are key to having a fulfilling and satisfying career. Raider Cruz is a great example. He was dissatisfied with his previous roles and upon reflection he realized what he was …

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I Was Looking for a Great Job–And Found Something Truly Special

In 2003, Rory Monroe was working at a blinds manufacturer in Washington when his company decided to relocate to Utah. Wanting to explore where the job would take his career, he took a chance and made the move. A few years into the job, he realized Utah wasn’t where he wanted to live forever. He …

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I Spent 5 Months Looking For Work — TERRA Found Me a Job in 2 Days

After working in a Bellingham hardware store for 15 years, Deborah Mitchell decided it was time for a change. So in June of 2020, she relocated to Tacoma.  “When I got the opportunity to move down to Tacoma, I jumped on it. I moved in with friends and helped out with housework as well as …

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TERRA Helped Me Find a Fulfilling Job Where I Feel Valued

Going to a job every day where you don’t feel valued can really hurt your spirits. And, unfortunately, this was something Shavonne Allen was all too familiar with. Shavonne had been working for years as a forklift driver for the same company and she was disheartened by the lack of recognition.  Not only was Shavonne’s …

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TERRA Found Me a Job That Improved My Quality of Life

Kale Carson and his wife moved to Washington from Oklahoma due to her job in the military. While his wife already had a job, Kale still needed to find employment. Because of Kale’s customer service background, he quickly got a position as a bank clerk. However, he soon realized it wasn’t a good fit. He …

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