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Meet Debra

Workforce Challenge

After 19 years as a Contract Supervisor, Debra was laid off unexpectedly. Optimistic about her future, she decided to focus on adding to her computer skills and improving her work aptitude through office management courses. She visited the Gardena One-Stop to seek employment assistance.

Workforce Solution

Through the one-stop and after being unemployed for more than six months, Debra enrolled in the Dislocated Worker Program. She enrolled and completed vocational training, and soon after, continued her job search with the help of the one-stop. Weekly, she sought one-stop job referrals and filled out applications.

Outcomes & Benefits

Not long after continuing her job search, Debra was hired as a Customer Experience Supervisor with Waste Management.


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