11 Dec “Hero Hired” Career and Resource Fair Recap
The Valley Economic Alliance presented their Annual Hero Hired Career and Resource Fair on October 11th at Los Angeles Valley College’s Monarch Hall. Fritz Coleman, NBC weathercaster and event Master of Ceremonies kicked off the morning program and introduced David Schwartz, Artist, who revealed his new painting “America Stand Up for Veterans, Veterans Stand for America.” David uses recycled American flags for his American icon series.
Event sponsors Erika Endrijonas, President of Los Angeles Valley College and Argisht Avetyan, Vice President of Wells Fargo delivered remarks. Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, City of Burbank Vice Mayor Sharon Springer and City of Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem David Shapiro presented certificates to event sponsors and partners.
Veterans and job seekers participated in the job fair and had access to hundreds of job openings and resources. Employers took resumes and interviewed candidates at the event. Employers included Kaiser Permanente, Cedars-Sinai, Tierra del Sol Foundation, Heavy Equipment College of America, Quallion, Southern California Health Institute, LA County Sheriff’s Department, ExED, Manpower Staffing, CalTrans, Department of Correction, Allied Universal, Grand Canyon University, Concorde Career College, Express Employment Professionals, Los Angeles Airport Police and more.
Sponsors included Pharmavite, Wells Fargo, Maximus, Glendale Community College and Republic Services.
The Valley Economic Alliance held a Board of Directors and Governors meeting prior to the job fair. Kris Pitcher, Valley Bureau Deputy with Los Angeles Police Department was the guest speaker and discussed challenges, changing conditions and creating safe neighborhoods in the Valley. He shared that he is aware of political and social changes and embraces flexibility to keep up with current issues. He emphasized that homelessness is a collective issue and that we all have a responsibility to improve it. He encourages policing with purpose and compassion.