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home : news : north central illinois   February 6, 2016

8/16/2014 5:30:00 AM
Having trouble finding a job? BEST wants to help

Shannon Crawley-Serpette
Staff Writer

HENNEPIN — The Putnam County Board heard an annual update Monday from Pam Furlan of Business Employment Skills Team Inc. BEST helps a variety of people — some need help finding jobs, while some just need help with resumes, she said.

About a year ago, BEST merged with another workforce area. Now, in addition to Bureau, Putnam, La Salle and Lee counties, BEST covers Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle and Whiteside counties.

The state this year provided $150,000 for a summer program, which encompassed about 80 youth, she said.

In Putnam County, two high school students got maintenance  work at the high school.

“They got 9 dollars an hour, which isn’t too bad for summer work,” Furlan said.

Shannon Crawley-Serpette can be reached at (309) 364-2268 or Follow her on Twitter at NT_PutnamCounty.

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