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April 2017

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8 April, 2017 l Working World l T here are over 50 Worksource Cen- ters in the LA Region. All are free to the job seeker. Braille Institute 741 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 663-1111 Nonprofit organization serving the legally blind, including over 200 classes in independent living skills; learning center for job seekers, job search classes, adaptive equipment, placement. COST: Free to legally blind clients. Burbank's Workforce Connection 301 E. Olive Ave., #101 Burbank, CA 91502 (818) 238-JOBS Offers Internet access to available employment web sites, word processing, professional development workshops, a career resource library, telephones, faxing and photocopying for job search- related activities. COST: Free to all. Career Center California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff St., Ste. 105 Northridge, CA 91330 (818) 677-2878 One of the most extensive career resources in Southern California offering career advising and counseling, workshops, career resources library, job listings, career fairs, employer information and a valuable World Wide Web site. COST: Free for CSUN students; fees for alumni; one day courtesy passes available for public. Chinatown Service Center 767 N. Hill St., Ste. 400 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 808-1700 Non-profit organization's programs include employment training, basic skills remediation, job placement, career planning & referrals to vocational training centers. Serves Asian and other immigrants, refugees and other Americans in the greater LA area. Multicultural, multi- lingual staff speak Chinese dialects, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Spanish and English. Call for additional Monterey Park location. COST: Free. Forty Plus of Southern California 3350 Wilshire Blvd, #480 Los Angeles, CA 90010 (213) 388-2301 Non-profit, cooperative membership organization open to executives, managers & professionals seeking new employment or a career change. Offers job search preparation, interviewing assistance, computer training, unadvertised job market. Free orientations. COST: Membership fee. Goodwill Industries of the Inland County Career Center 342 San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles CA 90031 (323) 539-2000 Nonprofit serving people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities and vocational disadvantages through education, vocational training, supported employment & job placement opportunities. Vocational counseling, testing, evaluation and additional social services are provided. Additional location in Victorville. COST: Free if eligible. Harbor Career Center Win One-Stop Career Centers 1851 N. Gaffey St., Ste. F San Pedro, CA 90731 (310) 732-5700 Job search workshops, job postings, community and educational resource information, job search assistance. COST: Free; some services require eligibility. Jewish Vocational Services 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 200 Los Angeles, 90048 (323) 761-8888 Non-profit, nonsectarian service organization providing a full range of skills assessment, training, job search & consulting services to job seekers & employers throughout L.A. Special services for immigrants, disabled, students, downsized workers, outplacement professionals, career changers. Entertainment Networking Group for persons either in or seeking to enter the entertainment industry. Must be LA resident, 18 or older. COST: Sliding fee available. LA Works 5200 Irwindale, Ave., Ste.130 Irwindale, CA 91706 (626) 960-3964 LA Works provides a comprehensive system of training, placement and career planning for job seekers throughout Southern California. COST: Free; some services require eligibility. Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Programs 9300 Imperial Highway Downey, CA 90242 (562) 922-6850 A collaborative project of the Los Angeles County Office of Education and 22 member school districts to deliver quality career preparation. Students learn entry-level skills in a wide variety of occupational fields including animal care, banking, nursing, food service, retail sales and electronics. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. COST: Free to high school students; free to adults at this location only. Los Angeles Headquarters Los Angeles Urban League 5414 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90043 (323) 292-8111 Employment services focused on African Americans & other minorities, FEATURE ARTICLE Career Resource Guide Community Job Search & Career Centers in Los Angeles continued on page 10

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