Friday, February 16, 2007



(San Bernardino, CA) The Inland Empire Diversity Career & Job Fair announces four dates in 2007. The first is slated for March 14 in Victorville at the Ambassador Hotel and Convention Center, also April 4 at the San Bernardino Airport Galaxy Center. Other Diversity Job Fairs are set for Sept. 5 in San Bernardino and, Sept. 19, in Victorville.
Recruiting events in Temecula and Corona are planned for the spring and fall of 2007.
“Our goal is to bring together those who want to work locally and with the great local companies who want a diverse workforce. Too often, employers assume minorities won’t fit in or won’t be interested in their companies. Nothing could be further from the truth,” said Lionel Dew, president of the Victorville African American Chamber of Commerce.
The employers searching for a diverse local workforce include: San Bernardino County, Riverside County, 99.9 KOLA Radio, X-103.9,, Universal Nursing Systems, and others. Not every employer will attend every event.
What’s it all mean? To organizers it’s simple: we are happy to help people of all ages, races, and backgrounds find the local job they want.
According to Sherrice Mitchell, executive director for the Inland Empire Chamber of Commerce, “The unemployment rate for Blacks and Hispanics is two times greater than for whites, and the Diversity Job Fairs can help remedy that.”
Sponsors include the County of San Bernardino Economic Development Agency, the San Bernardino City Employment and Training Agency, the Inland Empire and Victor Valley African American Chambers of Commerce, 99.9 KOLA Radio, X-103.9,, Hispanic Connect, publications including: Black Voice News, Precinct Reporter, WestSide Story and El Chicano plus Dameron Communications.
For more information call (909) 888-0017 or (877) 909-6633.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


SANTA ANA, Calif. – Jan. 25, 2007 -- Students in Argosy University’s master’s degree in forensic psychology program are, “entering a very specialized career field with great opportunities,” said Dr. Alex Yufik, department chair for forensic psychology. Argosy University/Orange County launched the new program this past month and is seeing increasing interest in not only the program, but the entire field.

“Forensic psychology, and the larger area of psychology and law, have both enjoyed steady growth during the last three decades. Graduates specializing in this area will have the training necessary for a variety of employment opportunities in the court system or with attorneys,” he said.

“Forensic psychologists provide evaluation and expert testimony regarding criminal forensic issues such as trial competency, waiver of Miranda rights, criminal responsibility, and drug dependency,” Yufik said. They also provide evaluation in civil cases and assess and treat inmates at correctional facilities, he said.

Yufik stated that forensic psychologists should not be confused with forensic pathologists, forensic toxicologists or criminal profilers made popular by television shows such as “CSI” and “Bones.”

Argosy University provides students with several different course options including classes held on campus, online and on weekends.

“Interest in the program has been high, but we are still accepting students for the last remaining available seats this semester.” Yufik stated the students in the class are a diverse group including recent college graduates, an attorney and professionals seeking a career change.

Yufik, who has taught at Argosy University for two years, has a doctorate in clinical psychology, with a specialization in forensic psychology, from George Washington University. He is also a practicing criminal defense attorney and a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. Yufik also works with the State Bar of California’s Law Assistance Program, which provides assistance to attorneys with substance or mental health issues. He previously taught at American International University in Los Angeles, and still teaches at Cal State University, Los Angeles.

Argosy University/Orange County is located at 3501 W. Sunflower Ave., Suite 100, Santa Ana.
Argosy University/Orange County is one of 18 Argosy University ( locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor's degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate's degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the N. Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) 621-7440,