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Jesse

Jesse

Jesse is a former foster youth and high school drop-out who had never held a job before coming to EASTBAY Works and enrolling in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program for out-of-school youth. Since his enrollment, Jesse has completed GED courses, a customer service training, and a resume. He has learned how to effectively market his skills to employers. Jesse’s case manager also connected him with the Contra Costa County Independent Living Skills Program (for older and former foster youth) and First Place for Youth for additional support and resources. Jesse loves working with his hands and with the help of WIA Youth funds, he was able to pay the initiation fee to join Laborers Union, Local 324. He is now working full-time as a Period 1 Apprentice with Perse Construction at $17 an hour.

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Mar
28
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10:30 am On-Site Recruitment – DABS @ Contra Costa - San Pablo AJCC
On-Site Recruitment – DABS @ Contra Costa - San Pablo AJCC
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
On-Site Recruitment - DABS @ Contra Costa - San Pablo AJCC
DABS When: Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Hiring: Personal Attendants all over the Bay Area Benefits: $12.50 – $15.00 hr. depending on location/position, day and night shifts available Minimum Hiring Standards: …

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9:00 am On-Site Recruitment: Visiting An... @ Contra Costa - Antioch AJCC
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On-Site Recruitment: Visiting Angels @ Contra Costa - Antioch AJCC
VISITING ANGELS When: Monday, April 10 at 9:30 AM Hiring: Home Care Aides/Caregivers (also CNAs, HHAs, Personal Attendants) Benefits: $12.50 – $15.50 hr., Home Care Aide Registration paid (approx. $120), $100 bonus after initial 40 …

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12:00 pm Oakland Youth Job Fair @ Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland Youth Job Fair @ Oakland Marriott City Center
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oakland Youth Job Fair @ Oakland Marriott City Center | Oakland | California | United States
Attention Oakland Youth, ages 16 – 24, register today to attend the upcoming Oakland Youth Job Fair! You have the opportunity to submit your resume in advance and set up job interviews for the day …

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Apr 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Contra Costa County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) @ Contra Costa - Concord AJCC
Contra Costa County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) are hiring Home Care Providers!  $12/hour, Overtime, Travel Time. Seating is limited – First-come, First-served basis. Dress professionally. Bring résumé and right-to-work documents (CDL and SS).

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