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MEDA’s Workforce Development Department Assists Employees and Employers

Kaye Fryling, Recruiter & Staffing Specialist of Seniors at Home, attended MEDA’s job fair this spring in search of prospective employees. It was at this well-attended event that Fryling concluded the Mission District nonprofit’s Workforce Development Department would be the ideal place to find her future hires. Seniors at Home is deemed the premier service…

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MEDA Job Fair Brings out Hundreds of Jobseekers

Fair weather brought out a crowd in the hundreds to MEDA’s second job fair of the year, eager jobseekers showing up with resumes in hand and hope in their hearts. A throng queued up starting at 12:30pm, awaiting the doors opening at 1pm sharp. The outcome? There were 225 jobseekers, one person was hired on…

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MEDA Client Success Story: Job Found, Economic Success on the Horizon

Lorena Benitez was out of work for about five months and had exhausted her unemployment benefits, turning her job search into a desperate day-to-day hardship. The indefatigable jobseeker was in dire need of assistance, so she went to all the job-service agencies she thought could help. There were always issues. Some of these agencies required…

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MEDA May 2014 Volunteer of the Month: Louis Tobin, Workforce Development

Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers—the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home. Name: Louis Tobin Program: Workforce Development    …

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MEDA Opens its Doors to Culinary Entrepreneur Students

Plaza Adelante, MEDA’s Mission neighborhood center, was abuzz today with the enthusiasm of youth. That’s because students from the Class of 2014 of John O’Connell High School were paying a visit to learn of free programs for young adults. The group was chaperoned by teacher Ruben Quezada. All students have been part of the school’s…

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Bay Area Resident Lands Job with Help of MEDA’s Workforce Development Department

Excited by a move from Florida’s Gulf Coast to the San Francisco Bay Area, Rachel Fontenot needed to find a job once she was settled in out west. Job hunting inevitably being a daunting task, Rachel realized she could not go on this journey alone, as things were not happening fast enough. That’s when she…

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MEDA Grooms Urban Putt and Aces a Mission District Business Model

As the gloomy fog lifts to let the sun’s glow bathe the bustling streets of San Francisco’s Mission District, the corner of South Van Ness and 22nd is looking particularly bright this morning. After sitting vacant for a decade and a half, a dilapidated Mission District edifice now has a tenant open for business. The challenge…

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MEDA Client Success Story: Alessandra Nieto Finds a Job

Alessandra Nieto, a 26-year-old residing in Oakland, came to the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) because she was frustrated by the seemingly daunting task of obtaining full-time employment in San Francisco. Helpful friends, who had received job-readiness training from MEDA’s talented Workforce Development Department, had referred her to our Mission District nonprofit, which annually offers…

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