Working Fridays

What 

Our Student Support Staff loves finding new ways to reach more students and connect them with resources in our community.  When Job Developer Arlene Flores realized she was unable to do a traditional Job Fair in 2020 or 2021, she decided to run a virtual “Working Fridays” series.  She still wants to give “our students and our community that extra assistance with an opportunity to meet various employers, hear about their opportunities, and perhaps even get hired.” 

Why 

Arlene explains that “many of our students or community have either lost their jobs or exhausted their benefits.” As she sees many employers are rebuilding and hiring, it’s the perfect time to bring employers to our students and their family and friends. During these virtual sessions, Arlene will also share information about our CTE Programs for those wanting to build a career, not just a job.   

How 

These events are free and open to our students and the public. Participants must RSVP to aflores@hbas.edu to obtain the ZOOM link. 

When 

Working Fridays take place on Zoom from 10-11am. 

  1. March 12: Allied Universal Security: This employer is part of a TOP growing industry. They will not only train employees to be a Security Professional, but they also give assistance to obtain a Guard Card and offer benefits to their full-time employees.  
  1. April 16: Knott's Berry Farm will present on their job opportunities from Park Services, Housekeeping, Food/Beverage and many more available - Taste of Knott's is still open to the public. 

  2. April 23 - CIELO will present on Getting started with Entrepreneurship, and how they can assist with starting/growing a business through their one-on-one coaching.