We sponsor job recruitment and job search training events on a regular basis.
2017 Disability Rresource Fair at VJC – Honoring National Disability Awareness month
On October 26, 2017, the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program hosted the first Disability Resource Fair in honor of the National Disability Awareness month at the Verdugo Jobs Center. Close to 100 participants including community partners and individuals with disabilities attended. In addition, close to 25 community partners participated in support of this great endeavor to offer quality resources to the disabled community and promote employment. Each organization provided disability related counseling based on their respective programs and advice on the spot. These organizations (from both state and federal) advertised their services and handed out helpful program literature to the disabled community. Some of the organizations present were as follows: Social Security Administration (SSA), State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD), Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), and Center for Health Care Rights, Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), City of Los Angeles Department on Disability, and IRS-Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) among others.
A seminar on California Medicare and Medi-Cal Health Care programs was conducted at the Disability Resource Fair by Cristina Garcia, who is the Education and Outreach Manager for the Center for Health Care Rights. Due to the high demand for this seminar, an additional presentation took place to accommodate many interested participants in attendance.
The success and great turnout of the event has prompted Verdugo Jobs Center to make this an annual affair to further serve the disabled population within our region.
2nd Annual Glendale Tech Job Fair! – October 12, 2017
from 9:00 – 12:00 pm at the Central Library.
Verdugo Job Center Employment Services for Job Seekers
Click here for a flyer that will give you an overview of Job Seeker Services provided by the Verdugo Workforce Development Board and Verdugo Jobs Center.
Stay tuned for information about our big Tech Job Fair coming in October 2017, in collaboration with the Economic Development Department of Glendale!