While the job market remains challenging for many, in West Hollywood, there is help available. The West Hollywood Employment Services and Training (WHEST) program of JVS Los Angeles works to assist and support job seekers and employers who live or work in West Hollywood.
The JVS/WHEST program, funded in part by the City of West Hollywood, provides free job search support, additional skills training and job placement assistance.
Utilizing individual case management, interview and resume workshops, networking support groups, computer tutorials and access to extensive career development materials, including access to many free online resources.
“This unique program would not be possible without the tremendous support of the City of West Hollywood,” said David Kruskall, program supervisor for WHEST. “It is through our longstanding collaboration that WHEST has expanded to offer a much broader range of services to our many participants, enhancing their job search skills and assisting them not only to find employment but to advance their careers.”
The impact of the WHEST program is perhaps best captured in the words of a former client (excerpted from the original letter).
“I want to let you know how much I appreciate all that you did for me. Your encouragement and support I will never forget. … In our individual sessions you showed understanding and compassion and made sure that I believed in myself.
“The Career Development Center was my home and refuge, not only for me but for all of us who are privileged to live in West Hollywood. It is a safe place to go to, a place that has all the reference material, new job opportunities and so much more. … I do not know of any other city that supports their residents as the city of West Hollywood does.”
"One of the great advantages of the WHEST program is access to the substantial resources of the JVS Los Angeles network, including the JVS West Hollywood WorkSource Center and our signature training and mentoring programs, preparing people for careers in high wage, high growth industries,” said Marguerite Womack, JVS Director of Workforce Development.
JVS/WHEST also collaborates with employers in and around West Hollywood, and hosts recruitment events in partnership with employers. WHEST staffers attend many of the events sponsored by the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to help increase their business contacts and secure potential job leads for clients.
The JVS WHEST program is located in the Wells Fargo Career Development Center on the first floor of the West Hollywood Library at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. For more information, please contact program supervisor David Kruskall at (310) 652-6378 or email@example.com. To learn more about JVS Los Angeles, please visit www.jvsla.org.