Valeria Farris was out of work for almost a year. "I never would have imagined it ever. I was always able to rebound, find other work, find some industries to work in. This time it was just totally different," she said.
Now she works from home, designing instructor-led training for companies around the world. She credits Roswell's Career Services program.
"I never would have thought of going out and looking for opportunities outside the United States if I had not lost my job," she said. "It's going great. I absolutely love it."
ABC News' Erin Hayes contributed to this article.