More than 100 jobs will be created in the Ottumwa, Iowa, community when Job Corps’ newest center opens in 2011. Hundreds more have been hired during the construction phase.
Randy Houk, a Grooms & Company Construction employee, had been laid off by his previous employer and was out of work before getting hired by Grooms to work on the construction of the Ottumwa Job Corps Center.
“Iowa Job Corps got me a job, and will hopefully result in a future job with this company,” Houk says. “I’ve been working since last October, and I’m proud of the job we’re doing.”