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Say YES to Michigan! and the Civil Service Commission!

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It has happened - I got a job! Almost one year to the day of my layoff I will finally rejoin the workforce. With an unemployment rate of 20% in MI, it has been a long hard year of searching and all of that work has finally paid off.

Back in March, I submitted my resume and credentials on the website. It wasn't until September when I received a call for a phone screen that eventually got me a panel interview. I had to take a few MS Office tests too. All in all, it was pretty easy and all of their questions were scripted.

This past Monday I received a phone call from a representative from the state's HR department. I had 24 hours to complete a drug screening if I wanted to be considered for an immediate opening. Plus, I had to get fingerprinted. Well, I was out of the house in 10 minutes and on my way to the Dept. of Health and Human Services to pick up my forms. In 24 hours, I was tested and printed.
They must have rushed the results of my test because I got called back today. The position is for an Assistant Payments Worker. I'll be reviewing cases to determine eligibility of benefits for state aid. I certainly can already relate to the customer experience. Now, it's time to see what happens on the other side. Orientation begins after Thanksgiving. Time to start getting up early again.

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