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Meet Kiyana

Workforce Challenge

Kiyana was laid off from her job at a social media company in September 2010. She faced several challenges finding employment. Aside from the downturn of the job market, she was overqualified for some positions, and did not have the skills for others. Her goal was to have a career in Human Resources but she did not have appropriate training or experience. She was unemployed for a full year prior to coming into JVS WorkSource for assistance.

Workforce Solution

Through the WorkSource center and the NEG Program Kiyana enrolled in a Human Resources Management Certification program at CSU Dominguez Hills. She took courses that focused on the specific areas where she lacked experience, such as Establishing HR Practices, Administering Benefits, and Compensation.

"Working with the WorkSource center also gave me access to an abundance of job leads specific to my desired field. HR is a very hard field to break into and finding companies that are hiring HR Specialist can be very challenging," shared Kiyana.

Outcomes & Benefits

With help from the WorkSource Center, Kiyana found employment as a HR Specialist working for a successful production company. "My case manager, Candis, sent me job leads and I applied to everything she sent my way," said Kiyana.

Kiyana began working in March 2012. She is happy to be working in her new career!


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