After nearly a decade delivering newspapers part time, Jesus Serrano says he dreamed of landing a better-paying, full-time position with benefits.
He applied for several jobs, he says. Employers, however, rejected him because he lacked a high school degree.
“Most of the jobs ask you for the high school diploma or a GED,” Serrano says. So last year, he went the Bakersfield Adult School to enroll and study for a GED. That is when a School adviser told him he could study closer to his home at the School’s new workforce development center, Job Spot, at 1501 Panama Lane. Read the three articles on pages 2, 6-7.