Meet Debra Jackson - Gardena

Workforce Challenge:

Debra Jackson, 52, had been employed with Canon Business Solutions, as a Contract Supervisor for 19 years. Suddenly she was laid off due to the Company moving its administrative staffing to another state.

Meet Debra Jackson - Gardena

Workforce Solution:

Ms. Jackson maintained her optimism and decided this would be the perfect time to attend school for office management, to increase her computer skills and streamline her work aptitude. Debra arrived at the Gardena One-Stop seeking assistance for employment. After being unemployed for more than six months, Debra enrolled into the Dislocated Worker Program and began vocational training at PCI College in Gardena. She successfully completed the course with flying colors and renewed her job searching efforts, but this time with the support of the Gardena One-Stop.

Outcome and Benefits:

As a result of coming in weekly to pick up job leads and fill out applications, Ms. Jackson called and informed her advisor that she was hired at Waste Management in February 2015 as a Customer Experience Supervisor and is presently earning more than $60,000 per year.

As a result of coming in weekly to pick up job leads and fill out applications, Ms. Jackson called and informed her advisor that she was hired at Waste Management in February 2015 as a Customer Experience Supervisor