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Amid COVID-19 economic recovery efforts, Assemblymembers Wendy Carrillo and Mike Fong hold job fair with Cece Valencia of KDAY-FM LA and over 50 employers

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Wendy Carrillo (AD-51)

MONTEREY PARK, CA – On Saturday, October 8th, 2022, Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), in partnership with Assemblymember Mike Fong (D-Alhambra), kicked off her annual Job and Family Resource Fair at the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) campus, marking another year of successful workforce development advocacy. Attendees to the job fair had the opportunity to network and explore new career opportunities with representatives from more than 50 potential employers.

Attendees at the fair benefited from the opportunity to discuss important legislative issues facing the communities of East Los Angeles and received information about state services and resources available to families. More than 400 attendees were present at the event.

“The COVID-19 pandemic created an atmosphere of uncertainty for millions of people across California, as the pandemic eliminated thousands of jobs that families relied on, with opportunities for new employment becoming increasingly scare. Access to state resources was limited, and this event was how we stepped up to address that gap” said Assemblywoman Carrillo. “As the legislature works to promote workforce development across the state, it is our intention to provide every Californian the chance to take part in the opportunities created as a result of California's investment in its people. In line with our focus on community empowerment, meaningful dialogue, and job independence, this annual event provides meaningful guidance and resources to families across our region.” 



Job fair attendees had the opportunity to explore full-time and part-time employment, as well as internship and apprenticeship programs, offering crucial exposure for hundreds of job seekers from across the Los Angeles area. One on one guided assistance with state programs was also made available, including information on Medi-Cal, CalFresh, WIC, CalWORKS, and more.

“I am honored to partner with Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo to bring this important event to our communities,” said Assemblymember Fong. “For many, it can be challenging to access potential employers or community resources. This event brings resources together at one location - East LA College - to share important opportunities.”

“We were honored to host this fair on our campus in partnership with Assemblymembers Carrillo and Fong.” said ELAC President Alberto Román. “The access to family resources and a large network of companies will help those in our community find jobs and support their loved ones.”

Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo was elected as the representative of the 51st Assembly District in December of 2017. She is currently the Chair of Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, and a member of the Assembly Committees on Appropriations; Budget; Health; Housing and Community Development; and Utilities and Energy. Assemblywoman Carrillo represents the people of East Los Angeles, Northeast Los Angeles, and the neighborhoods of El Sereno, Echo Park, Lincoln Heights, Chinatown and parts of Silver Lake.