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Meet Denise Benitez

Denise Benitez, a Gardena resident, and single parent needed help gaining secure employment during the pandemic. LA County Department of Public Social Services referred her to the South Bay One-Stop Center in Gardena.

After an assessment of her transferable skills, Denise entered into a 10-month Paid Work Experience position under the Transitional Subsidized Employment (TSE) program as an administrative aide at the One-Stop Center. In June 2022, she was offered a full-time position at the center.


“The TSE program helped me grow in so many ways and helped me get back on my feet. I gained new skills and am still amazed about how much the Gardena One-Stop does for the community.”

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