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Veronica Zamora Trialed Several Jobs Before She Found the Right One as a Courtesy Clerk at Pavilions
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and today we highlight Veronica Zamora and share her search to find a job that she would enjoy, which she finally did, working as a Courtesy Clerk at Pavilions in Los Angeles, where she has been for over a year now.
Veronica began participating in AbilityFirst’s Employment Facilitation Training Services Program (EFTS) in 2017. Veronica expressed interest in finding employment, but she did not know where to start. Veronica was shy at first, but very motivated to find a job. She explained that she wanted to become more independent and help her family. The staff at AbilityFirst assisted her in exploring different options in her community to narrow down her areas of interest. Throughout the process of job searching, Veronica remained positive and optimistic. In April 2018, Veronica was hired at Pavilions in Los Angeles as a Courtesy Clerk. With the support of her job coach, Veronica learned her responsibilities and has been employed for over a year. Veronica is still as positive as ever and enjoys going to work. She expressed to AbilityFirst staff that she loves her job and is very happy. Last year, Veronica purchased Christmas gifts for her family, and it meant a lot to her to be able to do that for them. Veronica is also planning on spoiling her new nephew with presents when his is born later this year. Veronica has come a long way and she continues to work toward her goal of becoming more independent.
AbilityFirst is the supporting service provider.
Lanterman clients interested in exploring employment opportunities should contact their service coordinator to discuss further.