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News Release  

August 13, 2009
CONTACT: Michele Patterson
Acting Redevelopment Manager EDD

City Opens Employment Resource Center

In an effort to help unemployed Moreno Valley residents, the City of Moreno Valley opened the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center (ERC) on August 12 and will formally celebrate with a grand opening event on August 26, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Event speakers will include Mayor Richard A. Stewart; Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley; Jamil Dada, Chairman, National Association of Workforce Boards; and Barry Foster, the City’s Economic Development Director.

The Moreno Valley ERC, located in TownGate Center at 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3, is a partnership facility offering residents free services similar to those in traditional workforce development centers operated by the County of Riverside. The ERC will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The need for the new Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center became clear as the economic downturn has lead to job loss for a significant number of Moreno Valley residents. The City’s unemployment rate has been as high as 16% in recent months. Residents using the computers at the Public Library to electronically file a claim for unemployment insurance and search for employment opportunities have had to wait for computer time while they shared the computers with Library patrons. Now, unemployed or underemployed Moreno Valley residents will be able to use computers to access the internet to search for employment opportunities, prepare resumes, fax job applications and/or apply for unemployment benefits. Other services at the Moreno Valley ERC include:

  • Employment Information Workshops
  • Resource Library
  • Hot Jobs Announcement Board
  • California Career Videos

The opening and operation of the Moreno Valley ERC is made possible through a strategic partnership between the City of Moreno Valley, Workforce Development Centers of Riverside County, and the Fritz Duda Company. The Fritz Duda Company generously donated 3,200 S.F. of storefront space in TownGate Center near the Regency Theatres. Riverside County is providing full-time Workforce Development staff including a Manager, Career-Resource Coaches, and workshop trainers. The City of Moreno Valley is allocating federal Community Development Block Grant Funds to provide for project management, tenant improvements, computers, furniture, office equipment, and operational expenses.

Information about ERC services and workshop schedules can be found at, or by contacting the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center at 413.3920 or via e-mail at

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