Work Readiness
Community Collaboration for Self-Sufficiency

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

This session will help counties prepare and establish their own work readiness events. Employers have historically reported that many job seekers arrived at job fairs unprepared with no resume, dressed inappropriately and/or lacking interviewing skills requiring counties to develop work readiness events to address barriers to obtaining jobs. These free events are coordinated by the county and community agencies for job seekers to obtain help with resumes, haircuts, interview clothing, interview practice and much more. The event results have been substantial.

Work Readiness

  • Alyson Kohl, Program Manager, Shasta County Health & Human
    Services Agency
  • Norma Mosqueda, Community Impact Director, United Way of
    Northern California
  • Martha Erdman, Eligibility Supervisor, Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency
  • Russell Robinson, Employment & Training Worker II, Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency