job seekers visiting employer booths at the Hollywood WorkSource Center’s 4th Annual Job and Resource Fair for National Disability Employment Awareness Month on October 3, 2019
More than 160 job seekers attended the Hollywood WorkSource Center’s 4th Annual Job and Resource Fair for National Disability Employment Awareness month on Thursday, October 3. 2019.

The job fair’s goal is to increase community awareness about employers who welcome hiring individuals with disabilities to their workforce and to showcase resources available to the disabled community to help them overcome barriers to employment. The job fair also presents an opportunity for the Hollywood WorkSource Center, overseen by EWDD partner Managed Career Solutions, to connect their vetted and trained job seeker talent pool with employers.

Thirty tables of disability-friendly employers and resource providers were present. Resource providers included the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the California Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Rights California. The WorkSource center also provided a rack of free donated blazers for job seekers to wear to job interviews.

Employers included Auticon, a social enterprise that hires adults on the autism spectrum for IT positions; the 2020 US Census; Pride Industries; Maxim Healthcare Services; Marshall’s; and a variety of staffing agencies. Job seekers said that they were able to obtain valuable job leads from the event in their career fields of interest.

Learn about the various programs and benefits offered through EWDD Employment Services and WorkSource Centers.



This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of October 7, 2019. Read this issue and more.