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posted Oct 15, 2009, 7:59 AM by Lisa Wilson   [ updated Mar 28, 2013, 10:20 AM ]
April 6, 2010, at the Board of County Commissioners' meeting, Commissioner Jess R. Santamaria (left) presented a proclamation to Lisa Wilson (front) declaring April 2010 as "Lake Worth Resource Center's Hire One Work One Week Month" in Palm Beach County.  Also picture are the center's volunteers and job-seekers. 

As our nation is waits for the Local Jobs for America Act to help create a million public and private jobs in local communities, the progressive thinking partners of the Mentoring Center and Lake Worth Resource Center launched an extraordinary jobs creation and economic stimulus service for Palm Beach County job-seekers now!  A proven, bold innovative solution referred to as “Hire! One Worker, One Week”, launches today for the second consecutive year.  

This day, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners recognized the Lake Worth Resource Center’s model of creating jobs as a viable, grassroots solution and proclaimed April 2010 as the One Worker One Week Month.  The proclamation reads:



Whereas, the Mentoring Center, a 501(c) (3) public charity and its partners, asked by the City of Lake Worth, created the Lake Worth Resource Center, a secure place for jobseekers to gather, gain new employability skills, and be matched with employers for day, part and full-time jobs,

Whereas, the Lake Worth Resource Center created the unprecedented, extraordinary, bold approach, One Worker One Week initiative to encourage the people of Palm Beach County to share the social responsibility of helping our struggling neighbors by creating occasional jobs that allow our jobseekers to earn a minimum of one week’s income,

Whereas, at a fair wage, one week’s income allows jobseekers to address a few of their families’ basic needs while the income earned, immediately re-invested in local stores and businesses, stimulates the local economy and,

Whereas, the inaugural One Worker One Week 2009 campaign and its continued success this year confirms that home and business owners of Palm Beach County are willing to help provide temporary job creation relief to struggling families,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jess Santamaria, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioner, District 6, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Palm Beach County Constitution and the laws of Palm Beach County do hereby proclaim April 2010 as the Lake Worth Resource Center’s Hire! One Worker One Week Month. I call upon the homeowners, business owners and the people of Palm Beach County to observe this month by actively participating in appropriate programs, ceremonies, and events that stimulate job growth and economic stability for struggling families in Palm Beach County. I also encourage its celebration on a national level.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten.