Career center opens in the Western Addition

February 25, 2009 9:54:05 AM PST
San Francisco city officials and civic leaders Wednesday will mark the opening of a new "one-stop" job center in the city's violence-plagued Western Addition neighborhood.

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Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi are expected to join local civic, religious and business leaders at the 10 a.m. grand opening of Rubicon Programs, Inc.'s One-Stop Career Link Center, located at 1449 Webster St.

The center will offer vocational counseling and job placement assistance, apprenticeship training for construction jobs, and access to other services for laid-off workers or unemployed individuals.

Rubicon, based in Richmond, serves impoverished, homeless and disabled individuals and has already opened similar career centers in San Francisco's Civic Center, Mission, Bayview and Chinatown neighborhoods, as well as in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

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