Comments Welcomed

In a message dated 4/11/2016 12:49:40 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

Good afternoon,

First let me thank you for sharing your Opportunity Weekly posting with me; I share them with students in my database as well as post them on our Job Board.  Many of my students have share with me that they also share them with their family and friends, so thank you very much.

I would also like to ask if it’s possible to have our Job & Career Fair information posted  in your Opportunity Weekly Job Fair section?  This is a FREE event and open to the public.

Our Job & Career fairs has always been very successful and we are expecting to have over 75 employers from various industries join us that day.

Your partnership and support is greatly appreciated and together I know we are making a positive difference in the lives of MANY.

Kindest Regards

Meriel Anderson-McDade
Riverside City College
Employment Placement Coordinator
Career & Technical Education


Promoting Equity & Student Success Through Career & Technical Education

Subject: Information regarding posting open positions
Date: 4/5/2016 11:47:43 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Good afternoon Dean,

My name is Andrea, I am a recruitment coordinator with Mercy Health in Lorain, Ohio. I am looking for information on how to post job openings on your website.

Could you please send me information on how I would be able to post available openings with your website?

I would appreciate any help.

Thank you,

Andrea Prendergast

Recruitment Coordinator

Mercy Health
3700 Kolbe Road
Lorain, Ohio 44053
O: 440-960-3132
F: 440-960-4629


Subject: Opportunity Weekly
Date:     2/16/2016 11:49:41 A.M. Pacific Standard Time


I work in the Career Center at the College of Business and Public Management at the University of La Verne.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could add me to your distribution list to receive Opportunity Weekly.

My email address is:

Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,

Paul Boychuk
Career Development and Placement Specialist
College of Business and Public Management
University of La Verne
Cogley Building Suite 113
2180 Third Street, La Verne, CA 91750
Phone Direct Dial: 909-448-4729


Subject: RE: Individual & Corporate Giving / Kids Club Attendant / Gas Service Rep.
Date: 1/31/2016 8:15:51 A.M. Pacific Standard Time

Thanks Dean.  This is so very helpful.

Towards reaching your goals,

Jacquelyn Newsom
Ph. 323-296-0035
Cell 310-889-5670

“Consider the environment before printing; consider the content before forwarding.”


Subject: RE: Individual & Corporate Giving / Kids Club Attendant / Gas Service Rep.
Date: 1/29/2016 10:02:38 A.M. Pacific Standard Time

Thanks for the Job Leads!

Dexter McLeod, Job Development & Education Director

People for Community Improvement
“Doing Good Things in Urban Neighborhoods”
13008 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90061
Phone: 323.303.3339
Like us at:

PCI is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Community Center, which relies on Donations, Contributions, and Volunteers to Support our Mission.


Subject: RE: Thanks for the info
Date: 1/28/2016 11:26:40 A.M. Pacific Standard Time


Thanks for the info.  You give great job leads.

Best regards,

Danny Wilson – Employment Program Representative
State of California Employment Development Department
San Pedro Phone: 310-241-0244
Harbor One Stop
1851 N Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Masters Public Administration Management, U. S. Navy Veteran
Occasionally in Torrance at ph.310-782-2129
State of California EDD Workforce Services



Subject: Thank you
Date: 1/20/2016 11:18:06 A.M. Pacific Standard Time

Good morning Dean,

I hope you are doing well and your day is off to a great start.  I just wanted to say Thank You again for your time and all the valuable information you shared with me.  Thank you also for adding me to your listserve; these are some wonderful opportunities and I’m so excited to share them with our students and anyone interested.

Have a Blessed Day

J. Meriel Anderson-McDade
Riverside City College
Employment Placement Coordinator
Career & Technical Education

Promoting Equity & Student Success Through Career & Technical Education


Subject: RE: [Tuesday, 01/19/16]
Date: 1/19/2016 11:00:06 A.M. Pacific Standard Time


Here’s the newest Opportunity Weekly with the latest job listings, recruitments, job fair info, trainings, labor market info, etc.  Click the link below to see everything available.  Take care.

James Marsh
Goodwill Southern California
Community and Business Outreach Specialist
Northeast Los Angeles WSC/AJCC
342 N. San Fernando Road|Los Angeles, CA 90031
P 323-223-1211 ext. 2311|C 323-243-3154 |F 323-539-2022|TTY 323-539-2057


Subject: RE:METRO LookAhead Calendar for RFPs
Date: 12/17/2015 7:13:09 A.M. Pacific Standard Time

Thanks for the Look Ahead Table for METRO. I am a certified DBE but forget to look. BTW they have a great meeting once a month for SBE/WBE/DBEs at METRO HQs that small businesses should attend. It was a group that was formed as an Advisory Committee, Lucia Tam can give you more data on it.

Thank you both for looking out for small businesses & folks looking for employment opportunities,

Rose Coughlin dba Focused Resources – 818.261.1507


Subject: Opportunity Newsletter
Date: 11/6/2015 1:53:06 P.M. Pacific Standard Time

To whom it may concern,

My name is Charles Ryu and I am an Organizational Development Intern at Community Career Development. I’d like to utilize your Opportunity Weekly Newsletter to advertise a few job openings within our NPO. Could you please assist with this process?

Thank you for your time,

Charles Ryu

Organizational Development Intern
3550 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 213.365.9829


Date:     11/4/2015 3:02:58 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
In a message dated 11/4/2015 10:58:56 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, sholmquist@comptoncity.orgwrites:

Good Morning,

I am interested in advertising for our Mechanic Leadworker employment opportunity with the City of Compton.  Can you please advise me of what steps to follow to do so.

Thank you.

Shawna Holmquist, MPA
Human Resources Department
City of Compton
(310) 605-5538 Office

Subject: Re: Interested In Employer Job Posting

This opportunity is now posted until 12-31-15 at the following sites:

We will include in Monday’s weekly digital bulletin as well.

Best regards,


Wow, thank you Dean.  You are the best!!

Shawna Holmquist, MPA
Human Resources Department
City of Compton
(310) 605-5538 Office


Subject: Welcome :: Anjela Gomez
Date: 10/29/2015 12:33:13 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Thank you for the array of leads for jobseekers. I will support this website with referrals to
the employers.

Anjela Gomez


Subject:  distribution list
Date:     10/27/2015 2:13:33 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time

To whom it may concern:

Hi, my name is Isabel Garcia. I am an Employment Specialist at Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Centers in Downtown Los Angeles. I was informed that sends emails of current job openings available, and I was wondering if I can be added on to your distribution list. I would really appreciate it if you could.

Thank you in advance  and have a nice day!


Isabel Garcia
Employment Specialist
Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Centers
600 St. Paul Ave. #101
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 542-2823
Fax: (213) 542-2899


Subject: Employment listings
Date:     10/27/2015 1:26:18 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Hello.  I am an Employment Specialist and work in the Huntington Park, CA area for Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.  I work with several women and men that are re entering the work force and others that may have never worked before.  Please keep me posted with all new employment listings.  I went to the website to add myself to your listing but was unable to.

Thank you,

Brenda Torres, Senior Community Worker I
Employment Specialist
San Antonio Mental Helath
2629 Clarendon Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Work: 323-584-3712
Fax: 323-277-4674

dividerSubject: Welcome :: Tatyana Pavlovskaya
Date: 10/27/2015 11:27:12 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time

I am a job developer from LAUSD transition program.  This website [] is a great help with job referrals.
Thank you,
Tatyana Pavlovskaya


Subject: RE: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 –
Date:     9/8/2015 10:49:19 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Good morning Dean,…..hope everything is blooming nothing but bushels of new fruits for your labor!!

You really put a lot into this effort [OpportunityWeekly], and its appreciated.

I just wanted to say hey to you, and comment on the well-organized and comprehensive resource tool you’ve developed. It’s really packed with tons of good and useful info for the workforce development community.

The best,


Employment Development Department
Workforce Services Branch
Los Angeles-Crenshaw/West Los Angeles Cluster Offices
5401 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90043
(323) 290-5211 ~ Remote (310) 903-1089


Subject:  Welcome :: Geraldine Vasquez
Date:    8/3/2015 11:17:58 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Hello my name is Geraldine up-dating my e-mail information.  I wish to thank you for all the great information you provide to the community.  Keep up the good work.

Geraldine Vasquez,, 323 267-5930


Subject:           Re: Our National Employment System
Date:               7/6/2015 10:04:51 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Good morning,

I hope this missive finds you well.

Thank you for the better than excellent information.

Have a wonderful day!

Cheryll Cooks


Subject:           Welcome :: Kryslynn N. Worlitz

Date:   6/19/2015 3:34:09 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time



Thank you for this excellent resource. Have a joyful day!


Kryslynn Worlitz



Subject: RE: Monday, June 15, 2015 –

Date: 6/15/2015 9:35:31 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time


Reply To:

Very nice format, easy to find what you need.

Thank you…r


Good Morning Mr. Jones,

I was referred by Mr. Billy Williams. My name is Hazel Rodriguez.  I would like to be added to the Opportunity Weekly email list.  I work with high school students who are potential employees as well as with students that have graduated and are in search of a training program or job.  This is very valuable information for the students I work with.  Thank You so much.  Have a great day.

Hazel Rodriguez
Transition Teacher
Crenshaw High School
(323)290-7800 X7855
Widney High School

Subject: Re: Monday, May 18, 2015 –
Date: 5/18/2015 2:48:39 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time


Hello Dean,

This announcement is particularly well prepared and seems to have viable opportunities for most job seekers with minimal complexity in the processes identified.

Your commitment to we the people is consistent and exhibits quality,


Thank you,
The [ Monday, May 4, 2015 – OpportunityWeekly ] is extremely helpful!


Date: 4/28/2015 10:21:41 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time

I would like to be added to your opportunity weekly so that I can share these opportunities with others, I work with a lot of workers who work with transitional age youth who are looking for job opportunities.

Thank you

Nicole Oliver


Subject: Informational Sessions for LAH3C Grant
Date: 4/16/2015 8:09:08 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Hello Dean:

We would like to post this information on your “I Start On Monday” site.  The LAH3C Grant program is offering tuition free training for individuals who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers.  I have attached a pdf and a flyer for your review.  If I need to sign up, please provide me with the link.  Thank you so much for your diligence and hard work in this endeavor.  I love the networking possibilities we get when attending the meetings.

Dr. Dorothy M. Hendrix, RHIT
East Los Angeles College
LAH3C Director
HIT Adjunct Faculty & HIT Club Advisor
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA. 91754


Power Collaborative meeting
4/10/2015 4:55:35 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Hi Dean,

Thank you again for the opportunity to share today!
I appreciate it so much!
I look forward to seeing you in the future!

Matthew Nelson
One Love Initiative Inc.
300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 111
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(850) 737-0269


Date:      4/13/2015 2:52:43 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Hi Mr. Jones:

I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Power Collaborative meeting last Friday, Billy said I’d enjoy it, he wasn’t wrong.

Thank you for having these meetings, what an awesome way to make a difference in our city and our state, both mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

I look forward to attending regularly.


Bonnie Hongo

BonnieHongo Job Developer
Junior Blind | Changing Lives Since 1953
5300 Angeles Vista Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90043
Tel: (323) 295-4555 Ext 448 | Fax: (323) 296-1128
Visit us online at


Subject: Re: P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network – Meeting Summary
Date: 3/2/2011 10:10:32 A.M. Pacific Standard Time



I don’t get the opportunity to attend your wonderful workshops, but I truly do enjoy reading your recap. Beautifully written and very insightful. Keep up the good work…Rene


Subject: Safeway/Ralphs career pathways
Date: 5/6/2010 10:02:38 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Hi Dean, Hope all is well..

I wanted to follow up with you on a P.O.W.E.R. Collaboraitve Network (PCN) meeting that I attended at Compton College, I believe earlier this year. I recall being briefed from a representative at Ralphs on career pathways that they have established with the college.

NCLR is currently managing two large grants from DOL and Walmart for the exact same purpose: to create a career pathway in a particular industry utilizing community colleges as the vehicle for advancement. I am interested in speaking with that representative and seeing if we might be able to incorporate their model into our national strategy for these grants.

If you remember who she was I would greatly appreciate it. I do have the notes from that meeting but unfortunately they are at my previous job.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Luis Barrera
Workforce Development Coordinator – CA RegionNational Council of La Raza | CA Regional Office – Los Angeles
523 West 6th Street, Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90014
TEL: 213.489.3428 ext. 2208
FAX: 213. 489.1167


Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 9:55 AM
To: Luis Barrera
Subject: Re: Safeway/Ralphs career pathways

Hi Luis,

I believe the contact info you are inquiring about is for Ms. Rhonda Palacios, Education Coordinator, Business and Workforce Development, Ralph’s Grocery. She spoke at the September 2009 P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network meeting.

Also, the Dec. ’09 POWER Collaborative Network meeting had Robert De Santiago, Human Resources Manager for Vons/Safeway presented their hiring process. His contact info is, (626) 821-3849, and email Accompanying him at the meeting was Lisa Stritof, District Employment Representative for Vons/Safeway. Her contact info is, (951) 533-6598, and email

As soon as I find out the Ralph’s info I will send it to you post haste.




Subject: RE: Safeway/Ralphs career pathways

Date: 5/7/2010 1:47:59 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time



Thanks Dean!

I did reach out to the college as well and it seems that the main contact person is Bob Livingston. I touched base with him and we have a meeting set up for next week.

Thank for helping and for having that PCN meeting. This is exactly why your collaborative meetings are so beneficial to all of us!

Much appreciative,



Subject: Thank you.

Date: 4/16/2010 4:30:31 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time From:

Hello Mr. Jones

Just wanted to say thank you for bringing the Power Collaborative meeting to our office. Our new mgmt rediscovered how important your organization is to us and my understanding is that we are going to have staff attending regularly on a rotating basis. I am grateful for the wealth of information at our last meeting, sorry I had to cut out early but I was scheduled for the counter from 12pm-1pm and didn’t get a chance to network much. That’s OK, there’s always next month.

Again, it was a pleasure having you at Crenshaw again. Please feel free to send any flyers or event info that you would like me to promote for you.


Enzinna Arguijo EPR
Crenshaw EDD
5401 Crenshaw Bl, LA 90043


May 22, 2008

Dear Dean Jones,

First of all I want to THANK YOU!! For all of your help and support you have given to us at Franklin Career College, Norwalk Campus. You are truly an awesome organization, that I have had the privilege of knowing and working with for the past 2 1/2 years.

I want to thank you for posting the information I sent to you, about Franklin Career College’s need to find students to train and place. It was amazing how the information about our programs were received by your partners, colleagues, and the communities of Los Angeles. Our phones have been ringing off the hook!

We have been are able to touch many lives by getting them into training at our campus. Now that they are graduating we are working with them to be placed into careers they were trained. We have been able to achieve our goals of training and placing students.

Again, Thank you, Dean Jones and Biz Partnership, the Communities of Los Angeles, the Work sources and the Caseworks for all your support. Our company and our clients are better served because of your great work and dedication.

We look forward to our continued relationship with you.

Best regards,

Bonnie Bonner
Campus Executive Director
Franklin Career College


Date: 2/14/2008 5:19:06 AM Pacific Standard Time


The P.O.W.E.R Collaborative Network is an alliance of over 1,000 professional from California state, county and municipal agencies and a number of non-profit employment services organizations who work collaboratively to provide training, development and employment referral services. I was invited to share federal opportunities during a meeting last October where I spoke to DOT Mission Critical Opportunities and how to access and use

I am sharing this communication and encouraging you to contact the organization to explore how your office might be able to use the network to reach viable candidates for internships and permanent placements. Dean Jones is the chair and can be reached at (310) 637-7248 or

I was very impressed with this state-wide collaborative network that is highly results driven

Michael Trujillo
Departmental Office of Civil Rights & White House Liaison on Volunteer Community Services
US Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, W78-320
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-4648
Fax: (202) 366-5575


Re: P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network Meeting Summary
Date:12/19/2007 5:47:18 PM Pacific Standard Time

Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure to host and I sincerely appreciate the work you are doing to create greater networking and potential collaborative opportunities with other organizations.


Janet McCarthy-Wilson
President & CEO
Goodwill Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County


Subject: RE: Job seeker – brief resume
Date: 7/6/2007 2:17:39 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Hello Team,

I wanted to share this with you all because I think that this is a very good tool that we can share with our students. In addition, the resumes that are posted on this website are from working professionals that have a variety of work experience. “May the force be with you”

Job Corps


4/26/2007 2:20:48 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Hello Business Southland Partnership:

I have attached a flyer with information regarding a job fair that Covenant House California, EDD, Hollywood Worksource and the Archdiocese are putting on. Can you please take the time to post it on your website?

Thanking you in advance,

La Toya Laymon
Job Developer
Covenant House California


4/27/2007 12:30:06 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Thank you guys for posting the Spring Jubilee invitation letter we have had a great response in just one day! I’m attaching to this email the flyer for the general public to attend can you put this up on your website?

Thank you again for all your efforts,

La Toya Laymon
Job Developer
Covenant House


The following is taken from a circulated copy of an email dated March 28, 2007

Hi Jerome,

You may have to discuss this with your boss J… but I think the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network would be a great networking opportunity for you. I am no longer able to go to it, but it is a time when Job Developers from all over the community come together to discuss various issues, and it is always a great place to pick up job leads… and they usually have food. So, if Silvia thinks it’s okay, I think this would be a great monthly opportunity for you.


Jonathan Bennett, Director
PATHWays and PATHFinders
340 N. Madison Avenue, Los Angeles, CA90004
323-644-2272 Fax: 323-644-2288


December 5, 2006

Hi Dean,

Thank you so much for your supportive P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network email blast. As a direct result, our ‘Retail Sales’ class was full for the Staple Center Training!

Keep up the good work.

Arelettia Jones
Student/Outreach Coordinator
Los Angeles OIC


June 5, 2006

Dear P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network Members:

It has been four weeks on my new position, and it feels good! As I reflect on just how I was able to win such a positive job, it all points to the incredible relationship with the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network.

I have always enjoyed working, which is why it blows me away how misfortune fell upon the companies where I had the pleasure of working before this one.Too often, I found myself as the last employee standing.In contrast, the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative heard about my situation and through the networking of its members referred me to this opportunity.

Helping others find their respective job is what I do best, and the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative did the same for me. What is even more interesting was how the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network identified and provided two potential positions, where the right one lined up just perfectly.In addition, the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative made the interview process very favorable because it set me apart from the other candidates.

The P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative acceptance is high with credibility and integrity by the interviewers as a sound community resource, thereby making it easy to discuss the job expectations. Simply put, the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative referral placed me onto solid footing with the interviewers. This is why I am so compelled to write and formally express my appreciation for the fine work of the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network. Thank you for helping me to secure such a great position.

My family and I are forever grateful.I wish the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network all the best, as you are able to continue serving as a fine business and workforce resource. Please do not hesitate to call me anytime should you need any volunteer support in the future.

In high spirits of gratitude,

Billy Williams


March 20, 2006

Dear P.O.W.E.R.,

Thank you for the continual information that is sent, it is very helpful.

God bless,

Yvonne Laudermill


February 16, 2006

Dear P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network:

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude and sincere appreciation for your work and the countless opportunities you provide for industry professionals. Because of the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network and the opportunities for networking it provides, I was able to secure employment following January’s meeting. I have just received and accepted an offer for the position of Director of Admissions for American Institute of Health Sciences in Long Beach.

Allow me to share a personal story. Due to personal and extenuating circumstances over the last months, my drive and professional growth had been almost non-existent. The Monday of that meeting, as I lay in bed not having the motivation or the desire to devote any attention to professional opportunities and development, I debated on attending the meeting, and after much hesitation, finally decided to attend. This by the way explains why I was late and walked in the middle of the speaker, which is highly unlikely and unbecoming of me!

While at the meeting, I made some valuable contacts that would eventually lead to an employment opportunity. Therefore, if I had one piece of advice for members of the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative it would certainly be not to EVER MISS A MEETING, because you just never know where it might lead you!

Once again, thank you very much for the work that you do and the environment you work so hard to create for service and industry professionals.

Best Regards,

Carla Cortez


Subject: THANK YOU!!!!
Date: 9/2/2005 11:52:18 AM Pacific Standard Time

To: All POWER Members:

Thank you for the responses to the job lead that I sent out yesterday. Thanks to the Collaborative, I found a great candidate for that position. He has an interview on Tuesday at 11:00.

Thank you for all your help and support. Helping people find employment is such a great feeling!!

Vivian Hochschild
Paramount Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority (SASSFA) Employment and Training Center


September 24, 2004

Southland Business Development Partnership

Dear Mr. Jones:

I recently attended the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network meeting at the LA World Airports’ Flight Path Museum, and it was a very motivating and enlightening experience. It was a pleasure to see so many educational options, job training resources, and job placement opportunities available to those in need in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

I attended the meeting as the new GAIN/CalWORKSs Advisor from the Metropolitan Skills Center. During this next year, I look forward to building a meaningful and productive relationship with your organization to increase my ability to serve the school’s student population and assist the members of the P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network in their efforts to provide career development resources and opportunities.

I would greatly appreciate you adding me to your mailing list. I can be reached at (213) 386-7269, ext. 121. Thank you again for a very positive and inspiring experience, and I look forward to seeing you again at the next meeting.


Sharon M. Williams