Press Release


LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS TOUR LA COUNTY CAREER CENTERS
Jobs and the economy still a high-priority election topic

Who:

County of Los Angeles and their network of WorkSource Career Centers
Local elected officials  * see specifics under “When/Where”
Local job seekers, businesses and community partners

What:

California’s Workforce Investment Boards are hosting statewide open houses for locally elected officials to meet their constituencies and discuss what strategies are on the horizon for getting the economy back on track and the job market stabilized. Elected officials, community and business leaders, are invited to see what takes place in California’s publicly-funded “one-stop” career centers - - a critical employment and training resource to help both job seekers and businesses during this economic recovery. The WorkSource Career Centers are southern California’s “one-stops” and serve all of LA County.

Why:

The newest employment snapshot, by the Department of Labor indicates that many private employers are still wary of hiring, and that the economic recovery may not bring help fast enough for the millions of Americans still unemployed. According to Gallup’s recent poll, 57% of registered voters say the economy will be extremely important to their vote for Congress this year, making it the top issue in the 2010 elections.  Elected officials are interested, now more than ever, in interacting with their constituents and learning what the employment needs and solutions are in their local communities.

When/Where:

WorkSource: Urban League Business & Career Center Los Angeles
12700 S. Avalon
Los Angeles, CA 90061
7/6/10 – 9am – 11am
With: Henry Rodgers, Field Deputy for the Hon. Laura Richardson, US Congress; Office of Hon. Steven Bradford, CA State Assembly

WorkSource – Managed Career Solutions, Inc.
2550 W. Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
7/6/10 – 1pm – 3pm
With: Rep Adam Schiff, U.S. Congress; Rita Hadjimanoukian with the office of Hon. Michael Antonovich; Mayor Stephen Sham, City of Alhambra

WorkSource -  Urban League Business & Career Center - Pomona
264 E. Monterey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91767
7/7/10 – 9am – 11am
With: Hon. Grace F. Napolitano, U.S. Congress; Manuel Saucedo, Staff with Hon. Norma J. Torres, CA State Assembly; Rufino Bautista, Staff with Hon. Gloria McLeod CA State Senate; Mary Storm, Pomona Unified School District

WorkSource -  Arbor – East LA
5301 Whittier Blvd., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90022
7/7/10 – 9:30 am – 11:30 am
With: Evelyn Herrera, Sr Field Rep with Hon. Grace F. Napolitano, U.S. Congress; Sierra Jenkins, Staff with Hon. Gloria Romero, CA State Senate; Maricela Villar, District Director with Hon Charles M. Calderon, CA State Assembly

WorkSource – Central San Gabriel Valley Center
11635 Valley Blvd. Unit G
South El Monte, CA 90670
7/7/10 – 10:00 am – noon
With: Local City Officials from El Monte, South El Monte, Baldwin Park

WorkSource: SASSFA
10400 Pioneer Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
7/7/10 – 1pm – 3pm
With: Steven Espejel, Field Rep with Hon. Grace Napolitano, U.S. Congress; Louis Reyes, District Director with Hon. Ron Calderon, CA State Senate; Luis Melliz, Staff with Hon. Tony Mendoza, CA State Assembly

Photo Opps: Elected Officials and County Staff

California WorkSource Centers are LA County’s network of employment and training providers that offer no-cost services and solutions for job seekers, laid off workers, youth and businesses. Go to www.WorkSourceCalifornia.com

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Contact:  Richard Verches  (310) 367-0842


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