Youth Employment Service, serving young people and the business community for more than 40 years, is now able to make a bigger difference in the lives of youth and employers, as last week YES hosted a grand reopening at its office at 114 E. 19th Street.
With larger workspaces, new areas for connected workstations and redesigned meeting rooms, YES, a non-profit organization that links youth and employers in Orange County has enhanced its ability to help young people acquire job-hunting skills and find jobs.
“We are very grateful to the many people who made this new YES remodel possible,” said Kathy Du Vernet, YES’s executive director. She continued, “The renovation, led by Hoag Hospital, was only possible through the efforts of an amazing group of volunteers from the companies involved.”
The YES grand opening was attended by more than 50 representatives from the organizations that generously donated time and materials to the renovation. Led by Hoag Memorial Hospital and Kemp Bros. Construction, suppliers and partners included: Alexander’s Mobility Services, All Area Plumbing, Boulder Associates Architects, C.M. Construction Clean Up, Corporate Business Interiors, CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc., First Impulse, G/M Business Interiors, Human Scale, Marina Landscaping, MGH Painting, Inc., KI, OFS Brands, Schmitt Contracting, Sign Specialists Corporation, Southern California Environmental, Torrez Trucking, Uni-Lite Lighting, Universal Asphalt Co., Inc., Universal Metro and Workplace Solutions.
“This was a real-life example of an ‘extreme makeover’, a complete facility renovation in just eight days,” said John Hobson, president of the YES Board of Directors. “Everyone at YES looks forward to the increased possibilities for helping youth acquire the skills necessary to find and hold those critical first jobs made possible by our new facilities.”
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