Jimmy Arteaga (left) found a job with help from Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center Career Coach Leo Rios (right)
The Vernon-Central/Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) WorkSource Center, run by EWDD partner Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD), helped job seeker Jimmy Arteaga find a job at a large retail company based in Santa Monica with a starting wage that surpassed his expectations.

When Career Coach Leo Rios first met Jimmy Arteaga, he was tired and discouraged. Jimmy said that he had been out of a job for several months and that he had exhausted all his savings on his rent and bills.

Leo helped Jimmy build his resume and provided pointers on how best to prepare for interviews with employers to make a good, lasting impression.

Jimmy's career coach invited him to a job fair held at the WorkSource Center. When it was over, Jimmy came back with a huge smile on his face and told everyone the good news - he was hired at a large retail company in Santa Monica.

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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of 6/4/2018. Read this issue and more.