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Meriden American Job Center Open House, June 14, 2016

Meriden American Job Center

On-Going Offerings:

Self-Service Career Center for resume preparation, job search, internet access, online job applications, and support service information. Fax and copy machines available free of charge for job-search related needs. No appointment necessary, open Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Jobs First Employment Services employment specialists and job developers provide one-on-one counseling to help South Central CT residents be active in the workforce.

Business Services staff are here to help with screening and recruitment. In addition, Growth Sector programs including the Ready to Work, 21st Century Manufacturing training initiative, and the Health Careers Advancement Project hold Information Sessions here. See below.

Available by Appointment:

Youth Services: Youth and Young Adults ages 16-24 have programs tailored to them through a network of providers and services that lead to training, employment and higher education. Contact Aurora Grant at (203) 624-1493 x 246 or agrant@workforcealliance.biz.

Next Steps Re-Entry Program, a robust program that helps ex-offenders become job seekers. Contact Glenn Young at (203) 624-1493 x 212 or gyoung@workforcealliance.biz.

Walk-Ins Welcome or Call Ahead to Reserve Space

The following take place at 87 West Main Street, Meriden.

One Stop Services Orientation

Tuesday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15 or Aug. 29

Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Aug. 23

For those new to the American Job Center and seeking to access one-on-one employment and training services. Covers program options and eligibility. Attend if you are unemployed, working less than full time or earning less than a livable wage. Veterans and veteran spouses receive priority service.

Leveraging Your Technical Skills In: IT, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering

4th Friday of Each Month

Fri., July 28, 9:30-10:30 AM

Fri., Aug. 25, 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Provides information about employment trends in Information Technology (IT), Advanced Manufacturing, and Engineering sectors. Also discusses the paid, on-the-job-training (OJT) programs available through Workforce Alliance. Please bring your resume. Contact Paul Gagne at (203) 867-4030 x 219 or pgagne@workforcealliance.biz or click Leveraging Your Technical Skills to register now.

21st Century Manufacturing Career Exploration

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM: Aug. 8, Aug. 15 or Aug. 22

The Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative has expanded and improved training facilities throughout Connecticut’s community colleges. This workshop focuses on how to get into the Manufacturing Machine Technology Program at Middlesex Community College for those entering the workforce or looking to move up in it. Contact Recruitment Specialist Juliana Castillo at (203) 238-3688 x 302 orjcastillo@workforcealliance.biz

Health Careers Advancement Project

Select Thursdays, 1:30 PM

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. Contact Meriden Career Navigator TaMesha Greene at (203) 238-3688 x 307 or tgreene@workforcealliance.biz or click Health Careers Advancement Project to view dates & register now.


Salary Negotiation

Tues., Aug. 9, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Learn how to research your job industry, demographics and current salary trends using Labor Market Information.

Mock Job Application

Tues., Aug. 22, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Basic Computing

Tues., Aug., 1, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

LinkedIn Strategies

Tues., Aug. 15, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Learn how to set up a LinkedIn page, increasing your visibility to employers, discover professional opportunities and communicate with employment connections.

My Next Move

Wed., Aug. 2, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Tues., Aug. 29, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Marketing My Cover Letter

Tues., Aug. 22, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Starting Your Own Business

Thurs., Aug. 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM