California’s unemployment rate reached 11.9% in July and continues to climb. The state’s Hispanic community has been hit even harder. Some estimates forecast a jobless rate as high as 18% for this group by the end of the year.
Infinity Insurance is launching a free job search assistance program titled “Monarca,” designed to help workers in the hardest hit communities in Southern California find jobs. The program seeks to pool resources from local small businesses and organizations to connect out-of-work people with employment opportunities.
Programa Monarca officially launches on Labor Day September 7th and offers a range of free services including:
- Job searching assistance
- Help filling out job applications
- Resume and cover letter writing support
- Printing and faxing
- Interview preparation and coaching
Programa Monarca is inspired by the Monarch butterfly, famous for its lengthy annual migration between Mexico and the United States. “Monarch butterflies symbolize hard work, persistence and the strength of community,” said Tania Calderon of Crown Reinas Insurance, one of many local Infinity independent insurance agents supporting the cause.
For further information on Programa Monarca, call 1-800-863-5930 or visit ProgramaMonarca.org. Businesses wishing to participate in the program should contact Janndee Evans at 1-562-653-2211
Source: Infinity Insurance