Laid off employees have options

CERRITOS - Residents who have been laid off from the retail industry are invited to review their options at a series of workshops at the SELACO WIB Career Center in Cerritos throughout the month of January."(We) conducted this same type of seminar for those who were laid off from the mortgage and real estate industry and it was very well-received and those who attended told us they learned things about themselves and their career goals that they had never realized and they believed this would help them move toward a brighter future," a SELACO WIB representative said in a press release. SELACO WIB, which stands for the Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board, is a non-profit federally funded organization that assists people who have lost their jobs. Their career center is open to the public and helps people find jobs and gain access to training, all at no cost. "In our industry we come across a wide range of workers who have been laid off or are facing the possibility of being laid off," the representative said. "It is our goal to provide information and services that will assist in getting people back to work and on their feet again." The workshops begin Tuesday and will be held again Jan. 8, 14 and 21. The seminars run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The career center is at 10900 183rd St. in Cerritos. ********** Published: January 2, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 37