Working Wardrobes event helps local military prep for civilian workforce


Working Wardrobes CEO Bonni Pomush (left), Marine Sgt. Major George Garcia III (center) and Michael Barrett, the organization’s client services director, attend Working Wardrobes’ “Power Up for Success” on April 14. (Courtesy photo)

News Release

Working Wardrobes recently helped 100 members of the military navigate their upcoming transition out of service by providing a variety of career preparedness services on April 14, hosted through the organization’s VetNet Program in Oceanside.

The “Power Up for Success” event was designed to prepare service members for a meaningful job search as they soon adjust to civilian life. Attendees heard about successful transitions from a panel of veterans, learned about potential careers to utilize their military skills and experiences, networked at an onsite job fair and received a professional wardrobe and headshot — all culminating in a celebratory fashion show.

Military news“At Working Wardrobes, we empower individuals from all walks of life for gainful employment, and twice a year our entire team looks forward to hosting these ‘Power Up’ events,” said Bonni Pomush, CEO of Working Wardrobes, which is based in Irvine. “It is our great honor to support these generous service members beginning to navigate their transition to civilian work and life.”

Founded in 1990 by Jerri Rosen, Working Wardrobes serves approximately 5,000 job seekers in Southern California and beyond each year. The organization provides no-cost assessments, training and certifications, career coaching, individualized employment plans and professional wardrobing services to help clients overcome barriers to employment.

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