Employment Access Unit

AADAP’s West Adams WorkSource Center

2900 S. Crenshaw Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90016

Tel: (323) 293-6284

Fax: (323) 295-4075

TTY/TTD (323) 639-4501

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

(Closed every Friday 9:00 am – 12 noon)


To find out more about the training opportunities provided by West Adams WorkSource Center, make an appointment with a WorkSource Center staff.


Daisy Asis-Nakanishi, Employment Access Directordanakanishi@aadap2019.demo.site

Louis Lewis, Employment Access Coordinator – llewis@aadap2019.demo.site

Amalya Anneyan, Vocational Counseloranneyan@aadap2019.demo.site

Lisa Jara,  Vocational Counselorljara@aadap2019.demo.site

Vincent Imamoto, Vocational Counselorvimamoto@aadap2019.demo.site

Angelica Chavez, Vocational Counselor–achavez@aadap2019.demo.site

Patrick Thai,  Vocational Counselor– pthai@aadap2019.demo.site

Anita Wallace, Business Service Representative awallace@aadap2019.demo.site

Brenda Avila, Data Entry –bavila@aadap2019.demo.site

Melissa Alvarez, Resource Staff – malvarez@aadap2019.demo.site

Semaje Stinson, Receptionist – sstinson@aadap2019.demo.site


West Adams WorkSource Center is a proud partner of America’s Job Center of California network.  The Center is one of the 17 WorkSource Centers of the City of Los Angeles.  The Center is operated by AADAP, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 community-based organization.  The funding of the WorkSource Center comes from the U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) through a grant approved by the City of Los Angeles, Workforce Development Board (WDB) and administered by the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD).

West Adams WorkSource Center works in collaboration with core and strategic partners to provide integrated and comprehensive job training and employment services for both job seekers and businesses.  The collaborating partners include the California State Employment Development Department (EDD), the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), City of Los Angeles Department of Aging (DOA), County of Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), City of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Division of Adult and Career Education, Los Angeles Community College Department (LACCD).  The West Adams WorkSource Center also works with strategic partners that include the PACE Business Source, Vermont-Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC), 1736 Family Crisis Center, National Asian Pacific Center On Aging (NAPCA) Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), U.S. Veterans Administration and a host of community and faith-based organizations.

The mission of West Adams WorkSource Center is to transform lives and empower individuals through employment.  The WorkSource Center connects vulnerable youth and adults to job training and employment opportunities and businesses to skilled workers and resources. West Adams WorkSource Center is an equal opportunity employer/program that provides universal access to a variety of training and employment services for free. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individual with disabilities.

West Adams WorkSource Center provides 2 Types of WIOA Services:

1. Self-Directed Services

Orientation to West Adams WorkSource services

Local Labor Market Information

Job Posting Boards

Information and Referral to Community Services

Access to Resource Center

Networking opportunities


2. Staff Assisted Services

In order to be eligible to receive staff assisted services, a customer must attend WIOA program orientation.

Staff Assisted Goals Development (Individual Employment Plan)

Staff Assisted Job Search and Job Placement Assistance Including Career Guidance and Counseling

Staff Assisted Job Development Including Working With Employer and Customer


Intensive Services

A customer must complete WIOA eligibility forms and must meet WIOA eligibility guidelines before receiving Intensive Services.  Under these services, the following may be available:

Comprehensive career assessments

Individual Counseling and Career Planning

Short-term Pre-Vocational Services

Follow-up and Job Retention Services


• Training Services

When job search efforts are not successful  and that training services are needed, the WorkSource Center provides the following training services to help customers gain the skills they need to secure a job. While the WorkSource Center focuses on Security and Construction industries, other training programs may be available for special populations with barriers to employment.

1) Skills upgrading and retraining

2) Job/Work Readiness Training

3) Occupational Skills Training

4) Adult Education and Literacy Activities (combined with training)

5) Customized training

6) On-the-Job training

7) Apprenticeship training


• Workshop Calendar

The WorkSource Center provides a number of skills development and job readiness workshops to help prepare customers for their next job.  Click here  for a calendar of workshops.


• Unemployment Resources

While the West Adams WorkSource Center is a source for career counseling, training, and skills development, it is not equipped to address specific Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance questions.  Please visit the EDD website here or call the Unemployment Insurance Office at 1(800) 300-5616 or the Disability Insurance Office at 1(800) 480-3287.


Youth WIOA Services

The West Adams WorkSource Center Youth Programs are designed to prepare the youth for the workforce by providing them with resources to help develop their employability skills, explore future career options, academic/career advisement and tutoring, information on training programs, work experience, opportunities to secure employment, and connections with appropriate employers.


• Skills Development

There are a number of skills development workshops including Work Readiness and Personal Enrichment training that are offered at the WorkSource Center to help you prepare for your next job. Click here for a calendar of workshops.


• Training

The WorkSource Center provides Work Readiness training and access to training in specific industries to help youth gain the skills they need to secure a job.   To find out more about the training opportunities provided by the Center, make an appointment with the Youth Vocational Counselor.


• Career Exploration

The Youth Vocational Counselor provides resources that can assist youth with exploring their career options. Click here to access a list of helpful online resources.


Business Services

West Adams WorkSource Center can help businesses recruit, hire, and/or train qualified workers.  Our Business Solutions Team can assist businesses conduct individualized recruitments, access work-ready recruits, schedule no-cost in-house hiring events, provide information on hiring incentives, provide small business resource assistance/guides, rapid response, layoff aversion, and other business-related services.  To find out more about Business Services provided by the Center, make an appointment with the Business Service Representative of the Center.


Hiring and Recruitment

The Center can assist businesses with pre-screened and qualified candidates.  We can assist businesses identify the person to hire seasonally, part-time or full-time, and will provide helpful guides on managing adult workers.


Hiring Incentives

Our Business Solutions Team can provide businesses with information on how they can avail of the Work Opportunity Tax Credits and other incentives for hiring individuals who qualify as members of federally designated groups.


• Rapid Response

Our Business Solutions Team can assist businesses with onsite planning and orientations if the options or alternatives to avert a business downsizing or closure are not enough.


• Layoff Aversion

Our Business Solutions Team can provide businesses with information on how we can assist, if needed, referrals to experts who can help businesses with alternatives or options to avoid downsizing or closing the business.


Veterans Services

AADAP’s Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, job search resources, and job placement in targeted industry sectors. AADAP’s VEAP staff are uniquely qualified to address the special needs of those who face challenges of reintegrating into the civilian world. Unemployed service members and veterans benefit from a host of services provided via the VEAP and AADAP’s West Adams WorkSource Center America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) Core/Intensive and Training Services. AADAP’s VEAP provides programs and services that are geared at assisting service members, veterans, and eligible spouses secure a meaningful and sustainable employment.

Program Services:

  • One-on-One career counseling
  • Employment preparation workshops
  • Industry-focused vocational/occupational training
  • Apprenticeship training
  • On-the-Job Training Opportunities
  • Entrepreneurial assistance
  • Access to employment opportunities
  • Access to computer, Internet, phone, fax, and copier
  • Assistive Technology for individuals with disabilities
  • Access to partner services including outpatient and residential drug treatment counseling, housing, health services, mental health counseling, transportation assistance, vocational rehabilitation counseling, veterans benefit assistance, etc.

Program Eligibility Documentation:

  • Current Photo ID
  • Social Security Card or Right to Work Documents
  • DD 214 or Proof of Service Letter
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Selective Service Registration  (Males only born after 1/1/60)


Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. AADAP provides upon request reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. The TTY/TTD phone number is (323) 639-4501. Please contact our VEAP staff 72 hours in advance. AADAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.