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WorkSource California is a network of workforce experts that leverage funding and resources across the Los Angeles region to provide job seekers and businesses with no-cost, high value employment and training services. The City of Palmdale is a proud partner of WorkSource California, an initiative of the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board.

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South Valley Worksource Center


The South Valley WorkSource Center exists to help both job seekers and employers to find the resources they need to match the right people with the right positions.

We're committed to providing you with a responsive, high-quality experience that delivers the results you need.

Whether you're a business seeking workers, an experienced worker looking for a new opportunity or someone just entering the workforce and seeking guidance, you'll find the WorkSource Center is the place to come for help.

Here you'll find a friendly and courteous staff of professionals ready to assist you in developing the right strategy to succeed in achieving your goals.

We look forward to helping you.


Services for Job Seekers

We understand that looking for work can be a stressful time. That's why we've gathered many resources together in one place to make the process simpler and easier than it's been in the past.

Our staff can help identify the best approach for your needs, providing:

One-on-one Career Counseling to assess your skills and determine your goals.

Employment Workshops designed to help you sell your strengths to potential employers and improve your chances of obtaining a job offer.

Special Training Programs to enhance your skills or update your knowledge to match today's marketplace. On-the-Job Training opportunities through employers that let you earn while you learn.

Entrepreneurial Assistance for those interested in pursuing self-employment.

Not only will you find helpful people here to assist you with your job search, you'll also discover a wealth of resources at your disposal, including:

Computers and printers to help you write resumes and develop cover letters.

Internet access to help broaden your search and gain information on careers, employers and the current labor market.

Phones, fax and copy machines to help you better communicate with employers.

Services for Businesses

Finding good help is always a challenge. Your WorkSource Center can help. Our staff of professional counselors can augment your own human resources staff and provide a wealth of useful services, including: No-Cost Job Postings both locally and via the Internet utilizing our searchable online Job Bank.

Customized Recruiting to help you fill multiple positions quickly.

Job Matching through Skills Assessment of potential candidates to assure they are qualified for your positions.

Interview Facilities for conducting both one-on-one and group meetings.

Initial Screening and Referral of candidates to help optimize your interview time and effort.

On-the-Job and Pre-Employment Training to help you develop the training programs you need to satisfy the requirements of your jobs.

Business Incentive Information to help you find out about the Enterprise Zone, Foreign Trade Zone, Work Opportunity Tax Credits, Manufacturing incentives and other credits and incentives your business may be eligible for.

Business-to-Business Referrals provide a smooth transition for both the employer and worker. One organization's downsizing can lead to new opportunities for others.

Services are provided without charge or on a simple cost recovery basis.

Community Partners

The South Valley WorkSource Center coordinates programs offered by many local, regional and national organizations to provide you with one-stop convenience to a full range of services aimed at both job seekers and employers. Among those organizations partnering with WorkSource to provide job services are:

  • AERO Institute
  • Antelope Valley Board of Trade
  • Antelope Valley College
  • AV Union High School District / WE CARE Transition Program
  • Career Planning Center / GROW
  • Department of Rehabilitation
  • Department of Public Social Services / GROW
  • Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc. / Job Corps
  • Employment Development Department (EDD)
  • Foster Assessment Center and Testing Service
  • Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance
  • Los Angeles County Senior Community Service Employment Program
  • Los Angeles County of Education
  • Maximus CPC/JVS/GAIN
  • Murrell's Community Service Agency
  • Native American Torres Martinez Tribal TANF
  • Regional Occupational Program
About the Center

The Center's focus is to provide workforce development services to the community. Through a network of outside partners, the Center brings job seekers and employers together in one place. It is designed to reduce unemployment and underemployment by linking job applicants to appropriate careers, providing training in relevant skills and establishing a resource center whereby people can find new employment opportunities.

The no-cost services are provided to employers and job seekers through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the City of Palmdale. The WIA provides the framework for a national workforce preparation and employment system. Programs authorized by WIA are provided at the local level to individuals in need of those services, including job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, incumbent workers, veterans, new entrants to the workforce, persons with disabilities and employers.

The City of Palmdale has contracted with Goodwill Southern California as the operating agency for the South Valley WorkSource Center. Goodwill has extensive experience in the provision of one-stop services and already operates two other WorkSource Centers in Los Angeles and El Monte, in addition to a dozen Career Resource Centers throughout its service area.

Partners

The South Valley WorkSource Center has partnered with the following organizations to give customers free access to the tools they need to become self-sufficient and reach their employment goals.

AERO Institute
ASSERT, Inc.
Antelope Valley Adult School
Antelope Valley College
CSDI, Inc. of Palmdale
City of Palmdale
County of Los Angeles Community & Senior Services for Title V Program
County of Los Angeles Office of Education (GAIN)
Department of Labor
Department of Public Social Services
Department of Rehabilitation
Foster Assessment Center & Testing Service
Goodwill Southern California
Grace Resource Center
Murrell's Community Service Agency
Palmdale Chamber of Commerce
Palmdale City Library
Santa Clarita Women Business Center (WBC)
Santa Clarita WorkSource Center

Authorized under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), the South Valley WorkSource Center provides services to both new and experienced job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, veterans, persons with disabilities and employers both large and small.

Our Mission: The South Valley WorkSource Center enhances the economic vitality of the Antelope Valley by providing quality career resources and employment services to job seekers and businesses.

Our Vision: The South Valley WorkSource Center is the hallmark of excellence serving as the resource of choice for business solutions, employment, and economic development.

Our organizational values are encompassed in the word ARISE:
A Accountability: we are committed to responding to the needs of our clients.
R Respect: we treat everyone with dignity, courtesy and respect.
I Integrity: we conduct our business with honesty and integrity.
S Service: we serve, empower and advocate for our customers, communities and each other.
E Excellence: we share a vision of continuous improvement and excellence to better the lives of those we serve.


South Valley Worksource Center

38510 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA 93550
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Phone: 661/265-7421
TTY: 661/265-9649
www.cityofpalmdale.org/svwc

Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am to 6:30pm
Friday 8:30am to 12:00pm


Funded by the City of Palmdale and a grant from the County of Los Angeles 5th District, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, through the Workforce Investment Act. WorkSource California is an equal opportunity program.
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