Opportunity Junction will present on Inclusive Hiring During a Pandemic.
Join the employer outreach team from Opportunity Junction to discuss Inclusive Hiring During a Pandemic. They’ll cover resources for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging; competency-based hiring; and best practices for hiring remotely. Presenters include Shaun Samuels, Business Services Manager, Ja'Nae Craig, Executive Assistant, and Alissa Friedman, President and CEO. Participants will receive Opportunity Junction’s Employer Toolkit with training links and exemplars of the resources discussed during the presentation.
Shaun is an experienced staffing recruiter who serves as our Business Services Manager, collaborating with our employer partners. He matches employers’ postings and staffing requests with Opportunity Junction job seekers and alumni with the required competencies. Before joining Opportunity Junction in 2018, he served as a Placement Coach with The Workforce Development Board of Solano County, and as a Recruiter/Staffing Manager with Robert Half. He also has experience in the non-profit and gym industries, and he is a professional photographer. Shaun is very passionate in what he does and helping people on their professional/personal goals is his purpose in life.
Ja'Nae joined our team as the Executive Assistant in 2019. Before Opportunity Junction, Ja'Nae had most recently been managing multiple offices of Block Advisors (H&R Block). She worked her way up from Receptionist to Tax Preparer to Multi-Office Manager. Ja'Nae is a real go-getter and holds three (count 'em, three) Associates degrees from Los Medanos College (Business Administration, Accounting, and Liberal Arts).
Alissa has been with Opportunity Junction since 2001 and has led the organization since 2003. Before joining the organization, she worked in software development for eight years, as an attorney for Morrison & Foerster for two years, and as managing partner of the law firm of Friend & Friedman for five years. In 2004, Alissa completed a fellowship with the Women's Policy Institute and helped draft and successfully advocate for S.B. 1639, the Education Works! bill. From 2005 to 2009, she served as a Commissioner on the Contra Costa County Commission for Women. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, she holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.