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Meet Kathy Kirk - Redondo Beach

Workforce Challenge:

Kathy Kirk, a Redondo Beach resident, was a Sr. Director/ Managing Principal when her business unit was disbanded and her position eliminated. She sought unemployment services through EDD and was referred to our One Stop Center for further assistance.


Workforce Solution:

Kathy was assigned a career counselor who provided career transition support, resources for preparing her resume, job search assistance and no cost training for obtaining a certification as a Project Management Professional and Certified Agile PMO through the University of La Verne. Our center also provided her with opportunities at career networking events, such as Career BridgeBuilders Coaching and networking groups held at American Marty’s Church in Manhattan Beach.

Outcome and Benefits:

Kathy accepted a position as a Principal Solution Architect (Client Advisor). She is currently partnering with executives in the retail and fashion industry to navigate through the current business challenges, preserve working capital and embarking on accelerated digital transformations.

“South Bay One-Stop offers great programs, services and support for anyone undergoing career transition, regardless of your job type, skill/ experience level or background. The staff is knowledgeable, very helpful and provide useful insight. I would encourage anyone to take advantage of their services.”

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