Meet Catherine Alcantara
Philippines native Catherine Alcantara is a resident of Lawndale who was unable to find work during the pandemic, despite having experience in operations and customer service.
The Transitional Subsidized Employment program (TSE) was recommended to Catherine as a resource. Through the program she was quickly hired by the City of Hawthorne, a partner worksite, to provide administrative and clerical support. She was given excellent feedback from her manager after completing her subsidized Paid Work Experience assignment.
Outcome and Benefits:
Subsequently, she was offered a full-time unsubsidized position as a housing clerk with the City of Hawthorne.
“This program was such a blessing to me and so many others. I am grateful to my career counselor and hope she continues to share her talents to support more people like me who wouldn’t be in this position without her assistance.”