Elected Officials Visit the San Diego Metro Career Center
City Council President and State Assemblyman Talk Jobs and Job Placement
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–California’s 75th District Assemblyman and San Diego Mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher, along with San Diego City Council President Tony Young, spent part of Wednesday afternoon touring the San Diego Career Center’s south metro location, talking to job seekers and meeting with San Diego Workforce Partnership President and CEO Mark Cafferty.
“Times are tough now and it’s wonderful to see a resource for the community where people can come in, get help and get pointed in the right direction”
The San Diego Metro Career Centers, operated by JobWorks, Inc., provides job training and placement services and serves hundreds of job seekers monthly, placing them in San Diego positions ranging from customer service and transportation to biotechnology and health care.“I am pleased that elected officials are able to see, first hand, the many benefits we provide at the Career Center, said Steve Corona, president of JobWorks, Inc. “We are here to help people get back to work and to improve their skills through training and other services that can make them more competitive in the workplace.” Both Assemblyman Fletcher and Council President Young were impressed with the array of services at the Career Center. They visited the research lab where job seekers, with the help of Career Center staff, can use computers to search for employment, prepare resumes and apply for jobs. They also stopped by the Fab Lab, which is a partnership program with UCSD. In the Fab Lab high school students can learn science and technology skills that will help them enter the workforce upon graduation. Council President Young agreed that the placement, training and workshops offered here are quite impressive. “I know there are a lot of people looking for jobs and retraining themselves so they can be competitive and the Career Center is helping. It’s a public resource that people should take advantage of,” said Young.
The tour also included a workshop visit where job seekers were learning interviewing techniques and how to watch out for job scams prevalent in the marketplace today. Those scams include fraudulent companies asking you to pay a fee upfront for placement in jobs that don’t exist.
JobWorks, Inc. is a non-profit corporation committed to developing and advancing America’s workforce. JobWorks has been hired by the San Diego Workforce Partnership to operate the San Diego Metro Career Centers located at 3910 University Avenue and 4389 Imperial Avenue.
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