LA’s Forest Lawn’s Memorial Day Remembrance: On Facebook Live, starting at 10am May 31, 2021

“On Monday, May 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM, the celebration will honor the sacrifices and strength of the members of the United States military with a moving keynote address, presidential proclamation, invocation, color guard, patriotic music, and more. 

“Set in the spectacular Forest Lawn—Hollywood Hills, this poignant event commemorates and honors the bravery of United States Military veterans and those who gave their lives for their country. 

“Emcees Michael Ellington, along with Lora Anderson and Hovsep Hajibekyan of Forest Lawn, will introduce keynote speakers United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Burghdorf and her husband, Major Andy Burghdorf, as well as patriotic music performances by Los Angeles Police Concert Band, TONALITY youth choir, and soloists Charles Lane, Alannah Garnier, and classical guitarist Gabriel Deutsch; an invocation by Monsignor Frank Hicks; the posting of colors by Walter Salvari, BMC Drum Corps; and patriotic spoken words by members of the U.S. Military. . . . click here for more information and link to online event

Voices in Action Community Forums

Join the discussion on important employment issues that affect your community

The Verdugo Workforce Development Board wants to put your voice into action! We invite you to our Stakeholder and Community Forums where we want to hear from you about important employment issues that affect you today. Your valuable feedback is critical in the development of a plan that is reflective of our community’s workforce needs.

Forums run October 18 to Nov 15. Click here to download flyer with details.

JOBS JOBS JOBS – Call the Verdugo Jobs Center!

The US Census is hiring, FEMA is hiring, Dental Offices need Receptionists, many stores are hiring for the holiday season. Call the Verdugo Job Center today to register for free job search and career counseling! (818) 409-0476.

We are located in Glendale California at 1255 South Central Avenue, 91204, and we serve all of the Verdugo region including Burbank and La Canada-Flintridge as well as Glendale.

Call to register with us and make a job search appointment: (818)-409-0476.

VJC Women Veterans Advisory Board Joins the Veterans Coalition of Glendale

Next Meeting October 15, then every third Thursday.

In order to make our Advisory Committee more efficient, productive and connected, we are joining the Veterans Coalition of Glendale. Our meetings will take place in conjunction with the Coalition every third Thursday of the month at Glendale City Hall.

On October 15th during our next coalition meeting, we will have Nathan Graeser, Community Liaison for USC’s Center for Innovation and Research for Veterans and Military families and who runs the monthly L.A. Veterans Collaborative, to share his work and vision regarding community. He will also share his desire to learn more about our coalition to incorporate into USC CIR’s research.

We will also have updates on Veterans Village and about planned events for November 11, 2015 – Veterans Day.

Women Veterans & Our Verdugo Community

Our goal is to unite community organizations such as the Verdugo Job Center, the local colleges and their veterans’ programs, veterans’ service organizations and community organizations like the YWCA to support the specific needs of women veterans returning to civilian work and life. Our success depends on women veterans themselves getting together and getting involved to determine what resources are needed and available for their job searches. This will be about communicating, sharing and working together to help insure that every female veteran finds the help she needs to 1. land a job that meets her needs 2. find assistance in balancing work and life 3. receive job training that is available to make her job-ready.

Who we are

This is a new site for women veterans in Los Angeles County. The Verdugo Job Center, Glendale YWCA and Verdugo Wellness Center have assembled a military women advisory board to facilitate events, meetups, resources for military women. We have resources to offer job training, career counseling and work-life support. But most important, all of this will be an opportunity for women who have served, or are serving, in our military to connect with each other and help each other navigate the worlds of work, health and life.