Diamond – San Luis Obispo, CA

WORKFORCE BOARD: San Luis Obispo County Workforce Development Board

LOCATION: San Luis Obispo, CA

Diamond came to Eckerd shortly after graduating from high school. With little work experience and unsure of what she wanted to do, Diamond was looking for general direction and help with finding a job she would enjoy. After some career exploration activities and a lot of brainstorming, Diamond determined that she might enjoy working as a cake decorator. We then worked with her on building up her resume, interviewing to get the job, and obtaining a NRF Customer Service Certificate. Since she had never worked professionally as a cake decorator before, her career coach contacted local businesses about hiring Diamond through a paid work experience. The right fit was found with Smart & Final in San Luis Obispo. Their management was excited to bring on a young professional to train in their bakery. Only a few weeks after beginning her paid work experience, Diamond was hired outright where she will be working full time in the bakery. Despite the early shifts, Diamond says she is enjoying her new job and sees a strong future working there.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Sarah Hayter, shayter@co.slo.ca.us

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