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1 Joe Gaspar/Ron Jones Veterans Employment Services Specialist

2 Balboa Career Transition Center Mission - the mission of the Balboa Career Transition Center is to provide quality VA benefit information and claims intake assistance, vocational rehabilitative services, career guidance and employment assistance to wounded, injured, ills service members, their spouses, family members and care giver through partnership with the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs and the California Employment Development Department.

3 BCTC History Established June 28, 2006 with the support of former Congressman Duncan Hunter Multi agency EDD, DOL, DVA and DON. Served over 2000 clients per year Served all branches of service under medical condition and regular separation Location Navy Medical Center Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134, Bldg 26, 3B.

4 Hours of operation - Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. Staff Joe Gaspar – EDD – Veterans Employments Services Specialist – (619) Jane Vasquez – VA Military Services Coordinator – (619) Jennifer Reichard – Vocational Rehab Counselor (619) Leah Levine – VA/DoD Liaison for Healthcare (619) DOL Joe Moran – Assistant Director DOL, VETS - USERRA: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Right Act

5 EDD Services Career Guidance - career assessment - individual interview Labor Market Information - wages and benefits: hourly wages, average weekly hours, shifts, offering fringe benefits - employers requirements: Education, training, providers, works experience, skills. - Employment Trends: Supply and demand, turnover, size of employment, gender representation, older worker retirement, where the jobs are. - Other info: such as career ladder/promotional opportunities.

6 Job Search Assistance - CALJOBS (California Job Opening Browse Systems) : Registration, job search, resume, automate your job search - USAJOBS (Federal Jobs): Registration, job search and resume Job Referrals - Chamber of Commerce Initiative for Wounded Warrior Job Development Contact - by connecting client to employer Resume Writing and Interview skill Workshop - twice a month on schedule basis - private sector and federal resume - one-on- one assistance

7 Unemployment Claim Insurance - limited information such as 1. Who should file – if job seeker is out work or hours are reduced and are ready to accept work 2. When to file – as soon as are unemployed or hours are reduced. 3. How much UI pays – mininum of $40 to a maximum of $450 a week up to 26 weeks depending on their past quarterly earning. 4. What you need to file – name, address, phone no. sss, employer name, address, phone no., reason you are no longer working.

8 - How to file – file on-line with Telephone no www.edd.ca.gov/eapply-4ui. Telephone no Provided information and referral to facilitate personal hand-off with hometown workforce development personnel at the local One-Stop Career Center System. - website: REALIFELINES (Recovery & Employment Assistance Lifelines) Program - is a personalized assistance network that seeks to ensure that wounded, injured and ill service members and their families who may not return to active duty, are trained and equipped for rewarding new careers. - Program was launch on Oct 4, 2004 by DOL, along with Walter Commanding General, Major Gen Kenneth Farmer and Rear Admiral Adam Robinson at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Coordinated employer mini-career fair at the center and provided career fair info to job seekers.

9 One-Stop Career Center Offers - Referrals to education and training program - Direct connections to employers with job openings - Workshop on resume development, job search methods, interviewing skills and more - Career consultation services - Job fairs and recruitment events - Resource room with multimedia computers with internet access, fax machines, telephones and copier. - Online resume posting.

10 San Diego Career Center Network Metro Career Center University Ave San Diego, CA phone: (619) East County Center East Main St El Cajon, CA phone: (619) South Metro Career Center Imperial Ave San Diego, CA phone: (619) North County Coastal Career Center Avenida del Oro Oceanside, CA phone: (760)

11 Cont. South County Career Center Bay Blvd Ste E Chula Vista, CA (619) North County Career Center N. Midway Dr Escondido, CA (619)


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