LATTC Career Coach Jessica Fuentes helped veteran Steven Pantola find a rewarding job
After completing military service, Steven Pantola had trouble finding satisfying work. He tried sales, banking, customer service but his search for more fulfilling work continued.

He turned to the Vernon-Central/LATTC Work Source Center. With the encouragement of a career coach, Steven accepted a temporary job with the University of Southern California working with the homeless population. It was there that Steven finally found work that made him happy.

After completing the job assignment, Steven found a job as an Outreach Worker with the Volunteers of America where he refers participants to the City’s WorkSource Centers for employment resources.

Steven now finds great purpose in his new line of work and he is looking forward to contributing to other’s lives as much as he can.


The City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department oversee several WorkSource Centers and Job Portals that serve as a personal employment agency for Angeleños, providing job training services to help them find work. The WorkSource Centers improve employment outcomes for both job seekers and businesses, with Case Managers helping job seekers get job ready and Business Service Advocates connecting businesses with skilled workers and job placement services.

While Steven Pantola’s success story is from the Vernon-Central/Los Angeles Trade-Tech (LATTC) WorkSource Center, it represents all the WorkSource Centers and the vital services they provide every day.

More Stories of how WorkSource Centers change lives:

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Nancy Santiago - when she was forced to put her education on hold, WorkSource helped her discover an unexpected and fulfilling career path

Enrique Nuñez - unable to work after a warehouse injury, WorkSource helped him transition from homeless to a professional office career

Ricardo Estrada - when he couldn't afford the expensive tools necessary to keep his new job, WorkSource stepped in to help

Re-Entry Employment Program - five Angeleños turn their lives around




This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 8/7/2017. Read this issue and more.