Employment Services

DHHSC offers a variety of Employment Services, so we have created a separate page to outline what we provide, including through contracts with outside organizations.

Here are the outlines:

  • DHHSC offices all offer Job Development and Placement services through our contract with the Department of Social Services – Office of Deaf Access. These comprehensive services include assistance with developing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, job search, placement assistance, job retention training, and more. We do not have an Employment Specialist funded by DSS, so services are provided on a limited basis.
  • Through Wagner Peyser grant funding, DHHSC and America’s Job Center of California are proud partners in providing employment services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. These services are similar to what we provide under DSS funding, but we have a full-time Employment Specialist and a full-time ASL Staff Interpreter, both housed in the local AJCC (EDD office).

Department of Rehabilitation Staff – please contact them for services.

  • Fresno/Visalia areas:

              Brian Chambers (Team Manager)

    Email: brian.chambers@dor.ca.gov; Phone: 559-445-6038

              Stephanie Perez (Rehabilitation Counselor) 

    Email: stephanie.perez@dor.ca.gov; Phone: 559-444-2565

              Devin Puente (Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf)

    Email: devin.puente@dor.ca.gov; Phone: 559-445-6011

For our DHHSC EDD services, contact our staff below.

Viridiana Alvarez (DHHSC EDD Employment Specialist) :

Chris Martinez (DHHSC EDD Employment Interpreter)



DHHSC EDD’s new location: Workforce Connection
(West Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA)