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Meet Nicole Reed – Inglewood

Workforce Challenge:

Nicole Reed worked as a Brokerage Customer Services Agent for WestRock recycle Division for five years until she was affected by a group lay off. She is a single parent of a son who will soon be attending college and of a daughter already in college. To make ends meet, Ms. Reed sought assistance at the South Bay One-Stop Career Center – Inglewood.


Workforce Solution:

Ms. Reed attended an Information Session at the South Bay One-Stop –Inglewood and was determined eligible for the Dislocated Worker program. She attended all the Blueprint Workshops for job seeking training, where afterwards she stated learning multiple new things about job searching.

The South Bay One-Stop provided Ms. Reed with job leads for her to apply for employment, one-on-one counseling with case management and job development; and attended monthly Career Pathways Circle meetings for networking with other job seekers and hear motivational speakers.

Outcome and Benefits:

Ms. Reed was assigned temporary work with Robert Half as a Data Entry Clerk. She worked with them for two months, until she found permanent employment with Hassett Express as an Operations Coordinator. Ms. Reed was referred to a Partner Agency “Dress for Success” to obtain interviewing clothes for jobs. The program provided Ms. Reed with a weeks’ worth of clothing to begin her new job.

“The most important thing that you must have is patience. The most important thing I learned is, when one door closes, another will open. When the door opens be ready to receive the blessing that can be bestowed upon you.”

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