First Regional "Pathways To Success" Hiring Event To Take Place

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"Pathways to Success" Hiring Event On August 28 - More Than A Job Fair

State Senator Connie M. Leyva, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Workforce Development Boards (WIBs) of San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County, Community and Senior Services (CSS), America’s Job Center of California and Goodwill Southern California (GSC), have, for the first time, joined forces to hold the Pathways to Success Regional Hiring Event from 8:30AM to 2PM on Friday, August 28, at The Village @ Indian Hill (1444 E. Holt Ave., Entrance 1, Pomona, 91767).

The unprecedented hiring event will be more than the standard job fair where prospective employers distribute information on their organizations as job seekers pass out resumes. Job seekers will benefit from a unique format where each attendee will participate in on site interviews and some may be offered jobs during the event. Job seekers will be pre-screened to match specific employment criteria identified by partnering employers. Employers will conduct interviews during the hiring event and may extend employment offers to applicants immediately, on-site, or schedule next step interviews and/or screenings.

State Senator Connie M. Leyva (D – Chino) said “As the State Senator proudly representing the 20th State Senate District, I am pleased to partner with Goodwill Southern California, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board and the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board as we announce this upcoming Regional Hiring Event. We will bring together employers from throughout the greater Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County regions ready to hire qualified job seekers. I am excited about this collaboration and I look forward in continuing to provide resources to the area.”

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis said, “As our economy continues to recover, I am pleased that so many key partners have come together to offer Los Angeles County residents opportunities to interview for jobs. Qualified job seekers need assistance finding jobs right now, and I look forward to collaborating with State Senator Connie M. Leyva, the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board and the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board as we prepare for this upcoming Regional Hiring Event.”

Over 20 employer partners, including Williams-Sonoma, Macy’s, Loomis, Auto Zone, Robertson’s Ready Mix, Cemex, Pomona Valley Hospital, Sprint, Pomona Unified School District, Cal Micro Recycling, and People’s Care will participate in the hiring event, and have made a commitment to hiring local job seekers.

In advance of the event, preparatory Workshops will be offered to job seekers who will receive tips on resume development, interview skills, dressing for success and how to complete online job applications.

Space is limited and pre-registration for the hiring event is required. Job Seekers may register on line at To register for pre-screening Workshops Job Seekers may call 909.242.7999 to schedule a pre-screening workshop and get ready to get hired!

Employers interested in participating in the Hiring Event or customized recruitment opportunities may contact Angela Gardner at agardner(at)GoodwillSoCal(dot)org or 323-539-2047 or Curtis Compton at ccompton(at)wdd(dot)sbcounty(dot)gov or 909-948-6625.

Media are encouraged to help spread the word to job seekers by announcing the upcoming event.

About State Senator Connie M. Leyva
Elected to represent the 20th State Senate District on November 4, 2014, Senator Connie M. Leyva is serving her first term in the California State Senate. The district includes the cities and communities of Bloomington, Chino, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Montclair, Muscoy, Ontario, Pomona, Rialto and San Bernardino.Senator Leyva serves as Democratic Caucus Chair of the California State Senate, as well as on the following committees: Appropriations, Education, Energy, Utilities and Communications, Joint Legislative Audit, Rules, Transportation and Housing She also currently serves on the Senate Select Committees on California-Mexico Cooperation, Manufactured Home Communities, Ports & Goods Movement and Women and Inequality: Strategies to Promote Opportunity.

About L.A. County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis
Supervisor Hilda L. Solis was sworn in as Los Angeles County Supervisor for the First District of Los Angeles County on December 1, 2014. Prior to becoming Supervisor she served as Secretary of Labor. Supervisor Solis was confirmed on February 24, 2009, becoming the first Latina to serve in the United States Cabinet. Before that, Supervisor Solis represented the 32nd Congressional District in California, a position she held from 2001 to 2009.

About Goodwill Southern California
Transforming lives through the power of work, Goodwill Southern California (GSC) serves people with disabilities or other vocational challenges, as well as businesses, by providing education, training, work experience and job placement services. Each year, GSC prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services offered at three campuses, Career Resource Centers, WorkSource Centers, Deaf, Youth and Veteran Employment Programs throughout Los Angeles (north of Rosecrans Ave.), Riverside and San Bernardino counties. GSC supports its mission with proceeds generated from 80 retail stores and 44 attended donation centers. Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator has awarded GSC its highest four-star ranking for 13 consecutive years; largely due to the fact GSC spends 93 percent of its budget on programs and services. Committed to caring for the earth, in 2014 GSC diverted 100 million pounds of reusable or recyclable goods from landfills, Goodwill is Good For Everyone! For more information about Goodwill Southern California, please call (888) 4-GOODWILL or visit

About the Workforce Development Board of Los Angeles
The Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board (WDB), made up of representatives of business, labor organizations, educational institutions, and community organizations, oversees the County’s workforce development efforts. In conjunction with the Department of Community and Senior Services, the WDB offers numerous workforce programs dedicated toward employment and training for jobseekers at our America’s Job Center of California (AJCC), located across 58 cities and all the unincorporated areas of the County. Funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), our programs serve both businesses and jobseekers, with programs such as resume and interview skills development, career pathways training, layoff aversion and talent management services, among others. In addition, the WDB oversees youth services programs for out of school and unemployed youth across, including a comprehensive Summer Youth Employment Program in partnership with the City of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County WDB and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are committed to improving the economic wellbeing of all businesses and jobseekers within the County and encourage participation from all interested workforce, education and economic development entities to further the WDB’s mission.

Community and Senior Services Los Angeles County
Community and Senior Services (CSS) is committed to providing services which have positive impacts on the lives of the citizens of Los Angeles County. We investigate abuse claims against our senior and disabled population. We provide nutrition and other life-enhancing services to seniors. We provide employment services to adults and youth. We work with employers in times of hiring and downsizing. We offer mediation services to avoid court filings. Our Human Relations Commission is dedicated to fostering positive inter-group relations.

About the Workforce Development Department of San Bernardino County
The WIB is made up of representatives from local educational institutes, labor organizations, community based organizations, private sector businesses, and government. The WIB's role is to ensure that the local workforce investment system is market-driven and responsive in meeting the employment and training needs of employers and job seekers alike. Business Services Unit is a nationally recognized team that has helped thousands of Inland Empire businesses save time and money as they hire and train new employees. Many businesses have benefited from our services and return each time they need to hire or train their workforce.

About the America’s Job Center of California (AJCC))
America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (AJCC) is your one-stop shop for workforce services, providing a comprehensive range of no-cost employment and training services for employers and job seekers. Most centers offer information about Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave benefits.

Media Contacts:
Goodwill Southern California    Marla Eby    323-539-2104 meby(at)goodwillsocal(dot)org     
County of San Bernardino, WIB Curtis Compton 909-948-6625 ccompton(at)wdd(dot)sbcounty(dot)gov Community and Senior Services Rafael Carbajal 213-503-1835 rcarbajal(at)css(dot)lacounty(dot)gov


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