On October 13, 2023, Working Wardrobes will be hosting Power Up for Success, a signature event providing a variety of career preparedness services to 75 female Marines and Sailors to ease their upcoming transitions to the civilian workforce. This event is designed to prepare service members to find meaningful, gainful employment when they reenter civilian life.  

This event includes a variety of services, such as an educational workshop – how to transfer military occupational specialties to the civilian job market and the importance of professional networking, a career panel Q&A with former military and industry professionals, job fair employer connections, professional headshots, and wardrobe selection! To learn more, read our most recent Men’s Power UP for Success event recap.

Why You Should Help 

Veterans deserve the support and opportunities necessary to thrive in this challenging environment. Yet, many struggle to find work and are underemployed. In low-wage occupations that do not utilize the knowledge or experience gained through their military service, they are not able to adequately provide for themselves and their families.   

Family members of servicemen and women face many of the same issues returning to civilian life. The majority have been absent from the workforce for long periods, have difficulty accessing educational opportunities and job skills training, and have gaps in their employment histories due to their partners’ military commitments. They are also in need of assistance to resolve their individual barriers to employment, build their self-confidence, and identify career opportunities that align with their skills and civilian career goals. 

To learn more about the barriers that Veterans face, read our How Working Wardrobes Helps Veterans in Orange County Overcome Barriers to Gainful Employment blog.  

How to Help

If you are interested in participating in our upcoming Power UP for Success event, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at amandap@workingwardrobes.org or call 657-758-8597.

If you’d like to donate to support our mission and service members on their journeys to gainful employment, please click here and give today!