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Success Stories
"I was very pleased with the assistance I received at iYES. I was truly interested in law...the Employment Specialist assisted me in finding a job with Milani and Associates. My supervisor there was extremely welcoming and informative. I gained a great deal of experience. My supervisor offered to write an exceptional job referral for future employment opportunities." - Sarah

"I was earnestly looking for a job in which I would feel satisfied. I met with an Employment Specialist, who referred me to James Production. One week later, I had an interview, and shortly after, I obtained an entry-level position in customer service. A few years later, I am presently working as Event Coordinator for James Production. I was able to advance and secure a great position. My deep appreciation goes out to the iYES staff for all their assistance in referring me to a great job that lead to a great future!" - Kristal

"I was looking for a job working with youth. The Employment Specialist offered me a position at iYES. I worked for iYES for many wonderful years. Many new and exciting opportunities have emerged since then. In my opinion, I didn't just find a job; I found a future." - Sandra

"The iYES staff is truly amazing. Their attitude and enthusiasm for the profession completely shine in their work performance. In 1999, 10% of our staff was from Irvine Youth Employment Services. In 2000, approximately 45% of our staff was referred by iYES. In 2001, 65% of our staff consisted of college and high school students referred by the iYES staff. During the Summer Youth Job Fair in May of 2000, Skyhawks interviewed 47 applicants to fill a total of 70 jobs with our company for the summer. iYES staff understands our business and can find applicants to match our needs." - Todd Doolittle, Director - Skyhawks Academy

"On behalf of my team representing over ten Marriott hotels in the Central South Orange County, I want to thank you for all your help with recruiting efforts. Your team of volunteers and staff made the process seamless and everyone was very pleased with the level of hospitality and overall operation. I hope you will extend our congratulations to your wonderful team for a job well done. In the future, we look forward to working closely with iYES and the City of Irvine to assist in finding the best match for our open positions." - Terri Michalski, Human Resources - Marriott; Central South Orange County

"I have never been so impressed by any job fair in my 25 years working in this career. The applicants for the Orange County Fair were very well prepared! The staff was so accommodating." - Steph Castagnoli, Personnel Specialist - Orange County Fair
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Office: 949-724-6741 • Fax: 949-552-2830 • E-mail: iyes@cityofirvine.org
Youth Employment & Programs Office • 14351 Yale Ave. Irvine, CA 92604-1901
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