Josh Florea was 24 when Welco of Idaho closed its Naples cedar mill in December 2009. He had worked there since he was 19 and now needed a new career path.
Josh knew he wanted a career in law enforcement and applied to POST (Peace Officers Standard Training) Academy.
When he was not accepted for enrollment, Josh went back to the drawing board and came up with a new plan. In early 2010 workers laid off from Welco became eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) to assist with retraining and re-employment.