Job Seekers Search for Scarce Jobs
Valley’s Job Club offers opportunities to the unemployed.
Job seekers read over scores of posted job leads, minutes before Friday's opening of the Job Club meeting in the faculty lounge at Valley College. The stress of job hunting was clear on each face. The pressure was evident, but there's hope; the Job Club exists to help people survive and find jobs.
Nikolay Zyatkov is a Valley student, who'd like to transfer to the University of California, or California State University system, but was looking for part-time work to help him reach his long term goal. Zyatkov said he had work experience through L.A. City's Clean & Green Work Program.
"I've planted trees and helped clean up the streets, but I'm willing to do anything," he said.
By the start of Friday's meeting, more than 30 community residents had gathered to listen to job hunting tips from Senior Field Representative Tony Jaramillo, Case Manager Michael Tompkins (both of the Job Training Center) and featured speaker Don Hudson, commercial real estate manager for Grubb and Ellis.
"Have a strategy when you go out there," said Hudson. "Start with the end in mind. Decide where you're going, because if you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."
The Job Club offers a number of services that help Valley students and local area residents adapt to change and find jobs. The club helps with resume writing and teaches techniques used in job interviews.
"Employers today are looking for employees who are resilient and flexible," said Jaramillo. "They want employees who can adapt to change."
The Job Club is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and works through the Job Training Office at Valley College. The office began 15 years ago through the Job Training Partnership Act with the City of Los Angeles.
"Over 18,000 people have been put to work over the past 15 years," said Job Training Director Lennie Ciufo
The next scheduled meeting of the Job Club is Friday, October 9, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. in the faculty lounge of the Cafeteria building.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
Recent The Valley Star News Articles
Discuss This Article
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST THE VALLEY STAR NEWS
- Students Recognize Favorite Instructors with Apple Awards
- Bill Proposes More Classes at Higher Price
- Valley College Fundraises for Homeless Students
- Monarchs Welcome New Women's Soccer Coach
- Learn to Cool Off at Psychological Services Anger Management Workshop
- THINK IT THROUGH: Lakers Under New Guidance in Post Season After Black Mamba...
- Coachella Music Festival As Told By One Valley Student
RECENT THE VALLEY STAR CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Avoiding Body Drought: Tips to Prevent Dehydration
- Lighting for Aging Eyes -- Don't Get Left in the Dark
- Tax-Savings Tips From Licensed Experts
- Not Leo DiCaprio? How to Cut Your Energy Bills Anyway
- Television Best Bets: Streaming Programs Worth Watching
- Modern Farming: Technology Helps Keep Food on the Table
- An End to Acid Reflux?
- How to Select a Contractor: Certification Counts With...
- Modern Landfills: Safe, Smart and Green
- Medicine Safety Reminders for Cold and Flu Season
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- LINE Webtoon Launches Challenge League, a New Discovery Feature for Webcomic Creators and Aspiring Artists
- 6 ‘Friendsgiving’ tips that won’t leave you stuffed
- PARAMORE UNVEIL EXPANDED DIGITAL EDITION OF BLOCKBUSTER FOURTH ALBUM
- MELANIE MARTINEZ ANNOUNCES THIRD LEG OF “DOLLHOUSE TOUR”
- Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Declared Winner of Voto Latino’s RepUrLetters Challenge