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CAREERS: MADDER THAN EVER

Resource Guide

Where to Find Tips, Testing and Training at Little or No Cost

November 02, 1998

Brady JobNet

Serves primarily lower-income individuals and families in East Los Angeles and surrounding areas, but all persons are welcome.

Services:

* One-day employment readiness seminar in English and Spanish

* One-week intensive training in janitorial services

* Job-search mentoring

* Help with resumes

* Referrals to employers

* Placement and follow-ups

Cost: Free to participants and employers

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Address: 717 S. Brady Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022

Telephone: (213) 722-4495

Braille Institute

Nonprofit organization provides a wide variety of services to people who are legally blind. Offers more than 200 classes in independent living skills.

Career services:

* Learning Center for active job seekers. Offers classes covering resume writing, interview skills and adaptive equipment

* Career development

* Job search and placement

* On-site job analysis before and after placement

* Subsidy program for adaptive equipment

* Annual seminar for employers

* Free consultations to employers regarding visual impairment in the workplace

* School-to-work transition services for youths 16-20 years of age

Costs: Free to legally blind clients

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Address: 741 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Telephone: (323) 663-1111

California Conservation Corps

Hires young men and women to work for one year on a variety of environmental and community projects and to respond to emergencies such as forest fires, floods and earthquakes. Corps members learn job skills and gain work experience. Both residential and nonresidential positions are available.

Qualifications: Women and men between the ages of 18 and 23 who are California residents and not on probation or parole

Telephone: (800) 952-5627

Career Planning Center

Private, nonprofit, community-based organization offering one-stop career services.

Services:

* Career counseling and vocational assessment

* Job search workshops

* Job listings and job Internet access

* Vocational library

* Invterview preparation

* Resume writing

* Job training and re-training options

* Referrals to classroom training and employer-based training

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Costs: Job resource center, library, job listings, skills and resume assessments, and career counseling are free.

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Locations:

* Career Planning Center, 1623 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, (310) 273-6633, Ext. 0

* Marina Del Rey/Mar Vista One-Stop Career Center, 13160 Mindanao Way Suite 240, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, (310) 309-6000

* Antelope Valley One-Stop Career Center, 190 Sierra Court, #B-8, Palmdale, CA 93550, (805) 538-2121

Call for appointment and schedule of activities.

City of Los Angeles Employment Opportunities

Listing of current job openings with the city (not including police officers and firefighters), updated weekly. "Challenging Careers" brochure available upon request.

Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Address: 700 E. Temple St., Room 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Web site: http://www.ci.la.ca.us/dept/PER/index.htm

E-mail: LASystem@aol.com

Telephone: (213) 847-9240

Jobs hotline: (213) 847-9424. Call for 24-hour recorded message listing current openings.

City of Los Angeles

One-Stop Workforce

Development Centers

One-Stop Career Centers assist qualified adults (plant closures, layoffs, long-term unemployed, etc.) with job search, training and placement. Programs for youths and older persons are offered, and some services are available to the general public as well. The centers (formerly known as Comprehensive Jobs Assistance Centers) are sponsored by the city of Los Angeles Private Industry Council and Community Development Department.

Services:

* Counseling and assessment

* Workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills, networking and economic survival

* Supportive services, such as stress and financial management, and if qualified, transportation and

* Remedial skills training

* Job training and placement

* Retraining opportunities, such as classroom, on-the-job and customized training

* Job resource centers, including job listings, telephones, faxes, copiers, computers and laser printers

* WorkLink computer network matching employers and job opportunities to job seekers

Downtown:

* Chicana Service Action One-Stop Center, 134 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 253-5959

* Chinatown Service Satellite Center, 767 N. Hill St., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 253-0880

Crenshaw and South Central:

* Watts Labor Community Action Committee One-Stop, 10950 S. Central

Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059, (213) 563-5639

* United Auto Workers--Labor Employment Training Commission One-Stop, 3500 S. Figueroa St., Unit #201, Los Angeles, CA 90007, (213) 743-3950

* Community Centers Inc One-Stop, 7522 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044, (310) 538-4259

* Los Angeles Urban League West Adams/Baldwin Hills One-Stop Workforce Development Center, 3450 Mount Vernon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008, (213) 299-9660

* NAACP Classroom Training, 4324 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016, (213) 735-8211

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