Tory Johnson

During preparations for the "GMA" Jobs Expo in Detroit, we met several job-seekers that were transitioning from one career -- many in the auto industry -- to another.

Believe it or not, there are jobs opening up across the country, but not all of them will be filled, largely because they are highly specialized and require specific training.

Getting retrained for a job might seem like a daunting task, but there are several resources out there that can be a big help.

Just ask Scott Jones who lost his job at a metal parts factory but then, at age 32, completed college and earned an associates degree in pharmacology with the help of state and federal programs.

"I'm the first person in my family to graduate with a college degree," he said. "And that is completely awesome."

Government Programs
Career One Stop focuses on job searching, such as assistance with applying for unemployment benefits, resume writing and access to phones, faxes, computers to assist with your search, as well as access to on-site and online skills development workshops and training programs, most of which are free.


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