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San Diego Metro Career Centers Serves Thousands
(October 7, 2011) San Diegans Terrie McNeely and Merlyn Baker have a combined 40 years of work experience. Terrie in administration and Merlyn as an accountant. But the recent recession swallowed them both and left them without jobs. What to do? Find a new job of course, since they are both so experienced. They sent out hundreds of resumes, but got little or no response and of course, no job. Terrie did it for two years, Merlyn for a year.
“Merlyn and Terrie are just two examples of the job seekers we help everyday at the Career Centers”
They heard about the San Diego Metro Career Centers through a friend, but were unaware of the job search services, or the workshops and training available there.
Terrie McNeely said she attended a Career Center resume-writing workshop and it was a few tweaks that made the difference. “I must have rewritten my resume a hundred times with no success. It was a simple change the counselors suggested. Soon after that I got a job offer.”
Terrie started her new local job this past week as an assistant manager/manager trainee. She is very grateful for the help and direction from the Career Center.
Merlyn Baker attended a Career Center social media workshop. It showed her how to set up a LinkedIn profile. Within a week, she secured a seven-month accounting position at a San Diego company.
“If you are looking for a job, go to the Career Center and complete the courses, they are so very helpful,” Baker said. “You can get refreshed and current, which is especially important if you have been in the workforce for a long time and find yourself without a job.”
“Merlyn and Terrie are just two examples of the job seekers we help everyday at the Career Centers,” said Steve Corona, president of JobWorks, Inc. “Our training and workshops cover all the important aspects of searching and interviewing for a job.”
In just the past year the Career Centers have helped thousands of job seekers like Merlyn and Terrie.
For more information, visit the Metro Career Centers' website at www.metrocareercenters.org.
JobWorks, Inc. is a non-profit corporation committed to developing and advancing America’s workforce. JobWorks has been hired by the San Diego Workforce Partnership to operate the San Diego Metro Career Centers located at 3910 University Avenue and 4389 Imperial Avenue.
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