Meet Armani Dungey
Armani Dungey, recent high school graduate, faced the difficulties of transitioning from high school to adulthood. She had been applying for jobs with no luck. Ms. Dungey attended the SBWIB’s Blueprint for Workplace Success Job Fair before graduating and was hired on the spot. However, due to her school schedule she did not get the job. This transition was one of the hardest challenges she had faced. Her plans to move to Arizona after graduating no longer seemed possible.
Ms. Dungey sought services at the Hawthorne Teen Center. Her goal was to obtain employment services to earn funds for college. She was placed at the Warehouse Shoe Sale (WSS) for paid work experience.
Outcome and Benefits:
Ms. Dungey was offered permanent employment at WSS, she obtained an additional job at UNice Hair Company and started summer school at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
"I would like to tell others who struggle to find employment to never give up and always try to find as many resources as possible, because you never know who can end up helping you out when needed. Also, don’t get discouraged if things don’t work out right away, simply try again or move on to something better.”