YES Press Release – Grand Reopening

Orange County’s Youth Employment Service Grand Reopening

Partners, Suppliers and Community Attend

Costa Mesa, CA (September 23, 2013) — Youth Employment Service (YES), serving young people and the business community for over forty years, is now able to make a bigger difference in the lives of youth and employers.  On September 19th YES hosted a grand reopening at its office at 114 East 19th Street.

After serving over 28,000 Orange County youth during the past twenty years, the YES building in Costa Mesa has a new look. With larger workspaces, new areas for connected workstations and redesigned meeting rooms, YES, a non-profit organization that links youth and employers in Orange County has enhanced its ability to help young people acquire job-hunting skills and find jobs.

“We are very grateful to the many people who made this new YES remodel possible,” exclaimed Kathy Du Vernet, YES Executive Director.  She continued, “The renovation led by Hoag Hospital, was only possible through the efforts of an amazing group of volunteers from the companies involved.”

The YES grand opening was attended by more than 50 representatives from the organizations that generously donated time and materials to the renovation.  Led by Hoag Memorial Hospital and Kemp Bros. Construction, suppliers and partners included:  Alexander’s Mobility Services, All Area Plumbing, Boulder Associates Architects, C.M. Construction Clean Up, Corporate Business Interiors, CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc., First Impulse, G/M Business Interiors, Human Scale, Marina Landscaping, MGH Painting, Inc., KI, OFS Brands, Schmitt Contracting, Sign Specialists Corporation, Southern California Environmental, Torrez Trucking, Uni-Lite Lighting, Universal Asphalt Co., Inc., Universal Metro and Workplace Solutions.


“This was a real-life example of an ‘Extreme Makeover’, a complete facility renovation in just eight days,” said John Hobson, president of the YES Board of Directors.  “Everyone at YES looks forward to the increased possibilities for helping youth acquire the skills necessary to find and hold those critical first jobs made possible by our new facilities.”

About YES
Founded in 1970 by community volunteers committed to helping young people learn workplace skills, Youth Employment Service (YES) has provided over 46,000 youth with pre-employment skills needed for job readiness, job search, and job retention, resulting in job referrals to hundreds of local businesses. Since its founding, YES has helped more than 28,000 youth obtain jobs, with estimated earnings of over $16,000,000.

For more information on YES visit our website at or contact Kathy Du Vernet.

Email:  Office: 949-642-0474, Mobile: 949-235-1511

# # #