Nevada City, Calif. May 29, 2020 – Sierra Commons is hosting a workshop to help people get back to work. Over 30 million Americans have lost their jobs because of COVID-19, with dim prospects for getting those jobs back. Many in hard-hit industries are considering a career change, but they don’t know where to start.

The Get Back to Work! workshop helps people figure out what jobs they are qualified to do, and how to find them. Participants will work together in three highly interactive 90-minute online sessions to assess their strengths, identify possible career paths, and create an action plan to get back to work.

Facilitator and certified career coach Erika Kosina has helped many people discover their dream jobs and make career changes. “Looking for a job is hard,” she said, “especially if you don’t know what you want to do next. This workshop provides a safe setting to evaluate your career options, leading participants through a collaborative planning process with proven job search strategies.” Not just for those who were recently laid off, anyone who is considering Get Back to Work! after a break or just looking for a career change can benefit from the process participants will complete.

The virtual Get Back to Work! workshop starts on Wednesday, June 10. Find out more at

Workshop designer and facilitator Erika Kosina produces events that build community and empower individuals to create positive change in their lives. As a certified career coach with the Creating a Life Worth Living program, she has helped many people discover their dream jobs and make career changes. Erika has run a successful freelance writing and communications business for the past ten years. She writes and advises on LinkedIn profiles as part of this work, and enjoys helping professionals enhance their online presence.

Sierra Commons helps strengthen the local economy through job creation, retention, and increased local revenue. The nonprofit organization supports business owners, freelancers, and remote workers by providing business education, turn-key office infrastructure, and business acumen through mentoring and community building. Sierra Commons is committed to creating a more sustainable and resilient economic ecosystem in Nevada County.

Event Details

What:  Get Back to Work! workshop

When: June 10, 17, and 24 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Where:  Online, hosted by Sierra Commons

Cost: $149