Meet Anne Marie Lasher
Manhattan Beach resident Anne Marie Lasher worked for the same Los Angeles – based advertising agency for 29 years but by the end of 2017, the agency closed its operation and she found herself unemployed and not prepared for a career search in the new labor market of the 21st century.
One of Anne’s friends told her about the successful re-employment experience they had experienced with the South Bay One – Stop Business & Career Center, so she turned to the center for guidance and training.
Outcome and Benefits:
Following her orientation session Anne was assigned to a career counselor and received employment preparation support in resume writing, interviewing techniques, career networking events and job placement assistance. Anne’s counselor also informed her about the educational options available to unemployed persons and helped her to focus on the training programs that would increase her marketability. The One-Stop staff helped facilitate her application to a certification program in Digital Marketing through the University of California Irvine with financial assistance provided through the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
While completing her certification course, Anne accepted a position in August 2018 with Advertising Production Resources, a production optimization consultancy, and serves as a Brand Executive Producer.
“When I hear from a friend or colleague that they are facing a career transition, my first suggestion is always to reach out to the One-Stop Center. The support I received made a significant difference in my search and I want to spread the word.”