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Meet Joaquin Ruelas

Workforce Challenge:

Joaquin Ruelas visited the South Bay One-Stop Business & Career Centers – Carson after being laid off from Aero-Craft Heat Treating Company, Inc. He attended a recruitment orientation and informed the career services coordinator of his history, being an ex-offender, and current situation of being homeless. Due to these barriers, Mr. Ruelas feared obtaining a job would be a long, difficult process.


Workforce Solution:

Mr. Ruelas was deemed eligible and subsequently enrolled for employment assistance. With the assistance of a job developer, Mr. Ruelas was interviewed by a company in Santa Fe Springs. He immediately began feeling hopeful.

Outcome and Benefits:

Mr. Ruelas felt confident about the interview arranged by the One-Stop, and a few days later Mr. Ruelas was offered the job.

“I don’t think I would have been able to take the steps needed to get back into the workforce. I was very nervous to face this process again, but I did it with their help. I applied for the first job he sent me and a few days later – I got the job, I was so happy!"

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