Meet Guillermo Madrid - Hermosa Beach

Workforce Challenge:

Forty-one-year-old, Navy Veteran, Guillermo Madrid, was a Senior Account Executive and Outside Technical Sales Representative for a technology service provider. Unfortunately, he was laid off in October of 2014. His confidence shaken from the layoff, Mr. Madrid felt that he needed additional training if he was going to gain a competitive edge and rejoin the workforce.

Meet Guillermo Madrid - Hermosa Beach

Workforce Solution:

While attending an Employment Development Department workshop, he was informed of the programs available to Veterans. A Veteran Affairs Counselor referred Mr. Madrid to the Beach Cities One-Stop. He enrolled in classes at New Horizons Computer Center in Culver City to receive formal training and certification in Cisco Networking Administration.

Outcome and Benefits:

Once adding the newly-acquired certifications to his resume, he found that he was receiving more employment opportunities when he applied for positions. Ultimately he interviewed with Dell for a position that had been vacant for eight months. Mr. Madrid was hired at Dell Computer as an Outside Sales Representative for the Southern California Region with an annual salary of more than $125,000.

Mr. Madrid was hired at Dell Computer as an Outside Sales Representative for the Southern California Region.