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City of Glendale Celebrates Workforce Development Week with Three Special Events

Whether you are a young adult looking to break into the workforce, a mid-level employee seeking career advancement, or just want something new; The Verdugo Jobs Center and Glendale Youth Alliance have something for everyone. The Verdugo Workforce Development Board is celebrating Workforce Development Week from Monday, January 23rd until Friday, January 27th by highlighting the work and services these two programs offer the community.

Since its inception, the Verdugo Jobs Center has focused to improve the quality of the community’s workforce, provide job opportunities, and enhance the economic vitality of the Verdugo region. The Center, which is located at 1255 S. Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204, offers both job and business resources to the local community. If you are looking for a job opportunity, the center provides free internet access for job searches, copy and fax machines, phones, an employment library, constantly updated job bulletins, assistive technology, and employment workshops. Businesses can use the Center to post job openings, receive information on the labor market, and office spaces for interviews and recruitment fairs. To learn more about the Verdugo Jobs Center and how it can help you employment needs, call (818) 409-0476 or by visiting

The Verdugo Jobs Center isn’t only for those who are out of a job or looking for a new one, it also plays host to the Glendale Youth Alliance. The Glendale Youth Alliance, founded in 1993, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which brings together government, business, education, and the community to provide jobs and employment preparedness training for low-income youth ages 14-24. GYA doesn’t just provide the help needed to find and enter the workforce, but comprehensive services to meet the human needs of young men and women as they prepare to enter the workplace and become self-sustaining. For more information on getting involved in the Glendale Youth Alliance, call (818) 937-8073 or visit

Both the Verdugo Jobs Center and the Glendale Youth Alliance are getting in on Workforce Development Week with highlights of their services and three upcoming events for people looking to learn more.

  • Glendale Youth Alliance Youth Employment Orientation – Thursday, January 26th 4 pm – 5 pm

If you’re between 18-24, looking for a job and not attending school, let us help! Orientation is free with no obligation to sign up.

  • Verdugo Jobs Center Meet & Greet – Friday, January 27th 10 am – 12 pm

Come by any time from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and meet the Verdugo Workforce Development Board Director & Verdugo Jobs Center Manager to see how we can help you enhance your career.

  • Free Resume Workshop – Friday, January 27th 10 am

Create, work on or update your resume with this free class.

The City of Glendale Facebook page will be posting throughout the week to highlight the different services the Verdugo Jobs Center and GYA offer the community, so keep checking back for daily highlights.

If you are looking for more events like these, subscribe to the City of Glendale’s award winning e-newsletter Glendale City Connection. Subscribe today to learn more about the news, events, and various happenings around the community.

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