Working Wardrobes Rebuilds Itself and Careers

Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Working Wardrobes, Orange County’s foremost career development nonprofit, announced the launch of its Rebuilding Careers initiative to help people hone their skills and find jobs in these challenging times.

Rebuilding Careers is a series of video workshops covering a wide range of informative career development topics, including important job search strategies, helpful resources to develop a winning resume and skillset, techniques to nail that job interview, tips for creating a personal brand, professional networking instruction, employer panels, and more.

Rebuilding Careers workshops are free to the public and are conducted online each Tuesday and Thursday to help job seekers land their next opportunity and get back on their feet.

“In my 30 years as CEO of Working Wardrobes, I have never witnessed a more difficult time to find a job than right now,” said Jerri Rosen. “Providing free and meaningful career development workshops is the least we can do to thank the Orange County community for its generosity these past three decades, as well as its overwhelming support of our own rebuilding efforts after a fire destroyed our Irvine headquarters in February.”

According to Rosen, Rebuilding Careers is available to the men, women, young adults, and veterans Working Wardrobes currently serves, as well as anyone in the public who has been laid off, furloughed, or those who simply want to fine-tune their job skills while they shelter in place.

She said the response has been excellent.

“Each of our initial workshops was attended by more than 40 people, with engaging discussions and Q&A,” she said. “It’s very apparent that people are concerned about the current job market, and are committed to doing whatever they can to tap into helpful resources, expand their skills, and gain a competitive edge.”

Mary Ann Profeta, chief program officer at Working Wardrobes, offered additional details about the program’s facilitators and expansion plans.

“Our instructors are hardworking volunteers who bring longstanding expertise in roles such as HR, sales, marketing, business communication, and emotional and physical health and wellness,” said Profeta. “We’re so thankful for their help! We plan to expand the program to meet increased demand, particularly with the addition of VetNet services and workshops designed to address the specific needs of veterans on their journeys to jobs and the Power of a Paycheck.”

For more information about Rebuilding Careers or to register for an online workshop, visit

Founded in 1990 by CEO and Founder Jerri Rosen, Working Wardrobes has been serving the Southern California region for 30 years, providing job training, career placement, and wardrobe services to more than 105,000 clients to overcome barriers to employment and achieve the Power of a Paycheck®. For more information, visit

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