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Meriden American Job Center Open House, June 14, 2016

Meriden American Job Center

87 West Main Street, Meriden, CT

(203) 238-3688


American Job Centers in New Haven, Meriden & Middletown will close at 12 Noon each Friday from July 20 to Aug. 31 for staff training.

We appreciate your patience while our staff learns new skills to better serve our customers!

The following take place at 87 West Main Street, Meriden. Walk-ins Welcome, or call ahead to reserve space (203) 238-3688. You must create a CTHires account to attend. Click below for link. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS for creating a CTHires account.



Tuesdays: 9 AM - 12 PM

Thursdays: 12 - 3 PM

For those new to the American Job Center and seeking to access one-on-one employment and training services. Covers program

options and eligibility. The One Stop Services Orientation is an overview of the programs and services offered at the American Job

Centers located through South Central Connecticut. Learn about how you can gain access to training, support, guidance and

expertise as it pertains to advancing or beginning a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Unemployment Insurance Help By Appointment:

Tuesdays by Appointment: 9 AM - 3 PM. To Schedule an Appointment CALL (203) 238-3688

Get your Unemployment Insurance (UI) questions answered during a one-on-one meeting with a Connecticut Department of

Labor Benefit Specialist at the Meriden American Job Center. Call (203) 238-3688 to schedule your 20 minute time slot.

Appointments are available Tuesdays between 9:00 AM and 3 PM. BEFORE YOU CALL: Create an individual account at

www.cthires.com. Appointments will not be given without a CTHires account. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS for creating an




Tues., Aug. 21, 2 -4 PM

The online application process is a daunting and consuming process that serves more to weed out unqualified or inappropriate

applicants more than it serves to connect the employer with qualified applicants. The application process is targeted more at

getting the wrong ones out rather than moving the right ones forward. In order to navigate this upside-down approach to review

candidates. Individuals in career transition need an edge. This workshop will provide an overview of the application process as well

as offer attendees with the information and resources to avoid getting weeded out and "Ace" their online employment application.


Wed., Aug. 8, 10 AM - 12 PM

Social media is not simply for marketing professionals or individuals that want to keep in contact with friends and family. Social

media is an important tool in today’s career transition plan. The most effective social media tool for individuals in career transition

is LinkedIn. This session will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the tool's features and benefits, why it is

essential to your job searching efforts, and how to create an effective profile that gets results.


Wed., Aug. 29, 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Learn how to write a focused résumé needed to secure job interviews and employment offers. Topics include thinking like an

employer, strategies for developing essential parts of the résumé, keywords, relevant vs. irrelevant information, formatting and

cover letters.

Getting to Know Yourself

Tues., Aug. 14, 2 - 4 PM

Wed., Aug. 29, 2 - 4 PM

In this workshop, attendees will learn how to discover what is most important to them. Learn to describe your personal and

professional values, as well as uncover what motivates your achievements and overall happiness. The goal is to understand the

concept of “working,” justify it, and look forward to it.


Wed., Aug. 1, 2-3 PM

Thursday, Aug. 23, 9-10 AM

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. This workshop will

teach you how to find the tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through

.keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that

offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.


Wed., Aug. 22, 10 AM - 12 PM

Learn how to start a business -- and learn to spot and plan for the difficulties! You will learn the common struggles that

come with starting a business, and be better equipped to be a successful entrepreneur. Starting a business is not easy, however

this workshop will help to make it less intimidating.

Surviving a Job Loss

Thurs., Aug. 9, 9 -11 AM

Losing a job can take a toll on your emotions, finances and your way of life. You will face shock, fear, frustration, anger,

powerlessness, confusion and sadness. This workshop equips you with the tools needed to survive a job loss, preparing you to



Check back for dates!

In today’s world of work there is little debate about the need for skills using technology, specifically the computer. While there are

still a number of occupations that do not require their employees to be skilled with the computer, the job search process does

require a level of computer skill. Basic computing is designed to assess attendee’s comfort and confidence with the computer as

well as connect with computer based training using a user-friendly environment and computer based training that encourages

comfort and confidence.



Thurs., Aug. 2, 11 AM

Thurs., Aug. 9, 11 AM

Thurs., Aug. 16, 11 AM

Learn about free short term job-related training for low-income participants for employment in high-demand healthcare occupations: patient

care and nursing, emergency medicine, community health and patient navigation, health information management and more. Participants

selected by lottery. Applicants must have a high school diploma, verify family income, and are subject to drug screen and criminal background

check. Email Meriden Career Navigator TaMesha Greene or call (203) 238-3688 x 307 or click Health Careers Advancement Project to view dates.