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MEDA Workforce Development Client Lands New Job

Name: Claudia Garcia Home: Castro District, San Francisco Placement: Marriott Marquis Job Coach: Robert Lopez What have been your prior jobs? I worked two years as a cashier/barista at La Boulange and three years before that as a cook/food runner at the Cheesecake Factory. They closed all La Boulange stores after Starbucks bought them. Everyone was…

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Client Success Story: Mary Bishop, Workforce Development, In Her Own Words

I learned about MEDA at a job fair and attended their next orientation later that week. It had been several years since I had worked at a traditional job and I was very anxious about looking for work again. The orientation was informative and I was able to meet with Robert Lopez, one of MEDA’s…

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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 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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