Meet Ron Allen

Workforce Challenge:

Fifty-fiver year old vet and Torrance resident, Ron Allen, was in desperate need of employment after being unemployed for more than five months. His goal was to obtain employment that was the right fit for him and would allow him to use the skills he possessed. To better assist his job searches, Mr. Allen visited the South Bay One-Stop Business & Career Center in Torrance.

Workforce Solution:

Mr. Allen went through an assessment process to narrow his opportunities and ways the One-Stop could assist him. The center provided him with convenient resources in his job search. Mr. Allen applied to multiple jobs and was immediately qualified and contacted to start later that week at an Executive Protection position.

Outcome and Benefits:

The position offers Mr. Allen great pay, clients and a work schedule allowing for a balanced work and personal life to spend with family.

“The thing I would tell people and fellow veterans that may not have heard about the services available is to find the nearest office to you, set up an appointment to meet with a counselor and take advantage of all the services that the center's offer, you never know what opportunities may be available. The counselors are available for resume critiques and revisions, and are knowledgeable about the job openings throughout the area, and can even fund training that may be beneficial to continued education to help make you a better candidate for prospective employers.”

South Bay Workforce Investment Board
11539 Hawthorne Blvd., 5th Floor Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: (310) 970-7700
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This WIOA Title 1 financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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