Blog2021-03-08T03:09:18+00:00
  • first paycheck stories

A Paycheck is Powerful: Tell Us About Your First One Meta Title: A Paycheck is Powerful: Tell Us About Your First

We believe that a paycheck is more than just money —it empowers individuals to express themselves and become the person they want to be. For each individual, nothing represents the growth and dignity that comes with earning a paycheck as much as the memory of earning a paycheck for the first time in one’s life. We asked many influential people in different industries to share their first paycheck stories, and how those stories shaped the person they are today. Bonni Pomush; CEO of Working Wardrobes Bonni’s first job was a front desk associate at a

  • Working Wardrobes fire

Working Wardrobes to Commemorate Two Year Anniversary Since Fire

February 2, 2020 was a truly unforgettable day that is now ingrained in the minds of the Orange County community. Mere weeks before the global pandemic would strain the entire country, the Working Wardrobes Career Success Center and Donation Center headquarters were decimated by a fire. Working Wardrobes is a relied upon institution in Orange County that helps individuals overcome barriers to rebuild their careers and experience the Power of a PaycheckTM. The fire was not only a loss for Working Wardrobes, but for the entire community who then rallied around us to rebuild and

  • listening tour

A Recap of Listening Tour with New CEO Bonni Pomush (With Photos!)

Last month, the Working Wardrobes staff spent some time with new CEO Bonni Pomush. Working Wardrobes employs a wide range of tools to help clients learn skills, build confidence, and navigate returning to the workplace. Bonni was able to learn about all of Working Wardrobes programs and was able to see how each and every team member contributes to the mission. Bonni Tours the Career Success Center Bonni began her listening tour at the Working Wardrobes headquarters to visit the Career Success Center. Everyday, Working Wardrobes helps clients gain the tools they need

Holiday Shopping 2021

Shop this Holiday Season at Working Wardrobes Stores If you're looking for incredible holiday outfits, or gifts for everyone on your list, please shop at our stores. Every purchase you make directly supports Working Wardrobes and the services we offer to help people find jobs. With unemployment and underemployment rates skyrocketing, there has never been a more important time to shop for a cause. Conveniently located throughout Southern California, our stores are your go-to destination for incredible clothing, shoes, handbags, scarves, cocktail attire, and everything in between.  We offer amazing

Working Wardrobes Sustainability

(L to R) Jerri, Cyndi, and Bonni discuss the sustainability of Working Wardrobes. The Sustainability Discussion Thirty-one years ago, Jerri Rosen founded Working Wardrobes to help men, women, young adults, and Veterans get on their feet and back to work so they can achieve the Power of a Paycheck. Today, she is nearing retirement and ready to pursue her post-CEO passions at the end of this year. Jerri recently sat down with incoming Working Wardrobes CEO, Bonni Pomush, and Cyndi Karapogosian, Board Chair and District President & Professional Talent

Jerri Rosen, Inside Working Wardrobes December 2021

Lessons Learned with Jerri Rosen, Founder of Working Wardrobes I’ve worked with Jerri Rosen for the past 10 years in the marketing and PR department at Working Wardrobes. In honor of her retirement at the end of 2021, I asked Jerri to share her 31-year insights as Founder and CEO of Working Wardrobes, and the lessons she’s learned throughout her journey at the helm of this wonderful organization. This is our interview, and here is her perspective. Enjoy! Jennifer Lange Jerri at the first-ever

Client Spotlight

Client Spotlight: Rachelle’s Story Our team has been working around the clock to help clients get on their feet and back to work in the wake of the pandemic, which seriously impacted our economy and jobs in our local community. Working Wardrobes’ mission of doing everything in our power to help men, women, young adults, and Veterans overcome difficult challenges to achieve the dignity of work and the Power of a Paycheck has never been more important. And our work has never been more important to clients like Rachelle. Rachelle came to

VetNet Camp Pendleton 2021

Jerri Rosen, Center, with Camp Pendleton Marines Mission Accomplished! Camp Pendleton “Powers Up” for Success. Recently, we had the distinct honor of preparing nearly 100 U.S. Marines for transition to the civilian workforce as we traveled to Camp Pendleton for a day of professional services and wardrobe styling with the 1st Marine Regiment at the Regimental Instructional Facility (RIF). The support of countless volunteers, many corporations, and the Working Wardrobes Board of Directors and staff made it all possible. We’d like to extend our very special thanks to the 1st

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