Job-Readiness Workshop For Persons Who Are Currently On Parole

Parole to Payroll

Research indicates that felons who get and keep a job for one year after release seldom return to prison!

Our Job Readiness Workshops address the special needs of persons with criminal convictions who desire to get and keep a job. The setting provides information and discussion on the following topics:

➢ Why it is difficult for persons with criminal convictions to get a job.
➢ Why it is important to obtain a copy of your criminal record before you seek employment.
➢ What questions potential employers can and cannot ask you.
➢ How to handle gaps in employment when job seeking.
➢ How to answer tough questions about criminal convictions on job applications and during job interviews.

Successful participants will take part in a graduation ceremony where they will receive a certificate of completion and supportive services to be used for your job search.

• Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
• Must currently be on parole with an assigned agent
• Must demonstrate a desire to become employed

Job Fair Tomorrow!

Job Fair

Traveler’s Rest Baptist Church
1417 E. Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90001
June 17th, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Summer Youth Resource Fair Saturday

Saturday, June 5, 2010 (10 am – 2 pm)
Rancho Cienega Park
5001 Rodeo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Come learn about various resources and opportunities available to children, teens, and young adults during the upcoming summer months and beyond including camps, recreation programs, jobs and volunteer opportunities!

Participants to include: YMCA, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation, City of Los Angeles Public Libraries, Los Angeles Universal Preschool, California Employment Development Department, First5 LA and many others.

Los Angeles County Summer Youth Employment Program


Your son/daughter qualifies if he or she meets ANY of the following requirements:

1. Between the ages of 14-19 and your family receives assistance from Los Angeles County such as CalWORKS and Food Stamps.

2. A Foster Youth between the ages of 14 – 19 years old.

3. Between the ages of 18 – 24 and you are currently receiving General Relief benefits through the Department of Public Social Services.

More information (all languages).





Aviation Industry Career Expo & Job Fair Saturday At Compton/Woodley Airport


SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010

Compton/Woodley Airport
961 W. Alondra Blvd
Compton, CA 90220

The Annual Aviation Industry Career Expo is a free community event with career exhibitors from Boeing, the Organization of Black Airline Pilots, Tuskegee Airmen, Buffalo Soldiers, Navy, Army, and many more. The event also features helicopter and airplane rides, job fair, entertainment, and food. It’s fun for the whole family!

For more information call (310) 618-1155 or visit

In the above photo, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas honors Kimberly Anyadike — the youngest African American female to fly a plane solo across the country. Robin Petgrave, the founder of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, was also recognized by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas for his work in helping young pilots like Kimberly.