Empowerment Through Education and Employment

Breaking Barriers to Employment: One Fair at a Time!

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barriersOn October 13th 2016 the Western Addition Career Center, partnered with West Side Community Services and Street Violence Intervention Program, to hold an interactive resource fair at the Fillmore Plaza. This fair was geared towards helping individuals remove barriers that are preventing them from finding employment. Some of the barriers that these individuals are faced with include lack of high school diploma, housing, legal and health issues.  The goal of the Western Addition Career Center is to help increase employment in those that are traditionally seen as hard to employ and to support clients every step of the way. The Western Addition Career Center would like to jump start the career of its clients and has a proven track record of doing so. All of our services are free to job seekers in San Francisco. In addition to resource fairs, the Center helps with resume writing and tips, mock interviews, and one–on-one mentoring and job search.

The goal of the Western Addition Career Center is to help increase employment in those that are traditionally seen as hard to employ and to support clients every step of the way. The Western Addition Career Center would like to jump start the career of our clients and has a proven track record of doing so. Services are free to job seekers in the San Francisco! In addition to resource fairs, the center helps with resume writing and tips, mock interviews, and one on one mentoring and job search.

At the Breaking Barriers Fair, service providers follow up with participants to ensure that they are getting their needs met. This Fair is geared towards breaking down barriers to employment for a healthier and happier community.

Some of the providers include The Department of Child Support Services, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, Swords to Plowshares, America Works, San Francisco Department of Probation, and Bay Area Legal Aid, to name just a few.  We would like to thank Panda Express and Safeway for providing a delicious lunch to all of the attendees who participated in the Fair. Like many career centers, the Success Center SF knows the importance of having well-rounded job candidates. In addition to receiving helpful information, some of the participants have registered to receiving free one-on-one career counseling. If you missed out on this event there will be plenty more to come. Please follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter to receive more information on hot upcoming jobs and invaluable free workshop.

If you missed this event, the last Breaking Barriers event of the year will be on November 12th. Get more information here.

Jacqueline Brown joined the McCarthy And Success Center as an AmeriCorps Vista Member in 2016. She is currently a candidate for the Masters in Public Health degree at USF. In 2015, Jackie graduated from Northern Arizona University with her Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences, Public Health and minored in Biology and Health Coaching. She interned with the Center of American Indian Resilience, working on renal dialysis diets. Her special interests include food insecurity, health disparities, education, and SciFi movies.

Tags: Breaking Barriers | Jacqueline Brown | reentry | resource fair | San Francisco | scsf | SF Department of Probation | SFHDC | success center sf | Swords to Plowshares.


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