Middletown American Job Center

Middletown 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. Operated in conjunction with the United Labor Agency.

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.

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.

Business Services staff are here to help with screening and recruitment or programs to serve your company based on industry sector. Contact Karen Brown at (203) 624-1493 x 274 or Chris Reardon at (203) 867-4030 x 224.


The following take place at 272 South Main Street, Middletown, CT. Walk-Ins Welcome or Call Ahead to Reserve Space

ONE STOP SERVICES ORIENTATION

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 9 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 9 AM - 12:00 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. Attend if you are unemployed, working less than full time or earning less than a livable wage. Veterans and veteran spouses receive priority service

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.


WORKSHOPS

Basic Computing

Tues. Sept. 19, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

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.


My Next Move

Tues., Sept. 26, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

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.


Getting to Know Yourself

Tues., Oct. 10 10 AM - 12 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.


Surviving a Job Loss

Thurs., Oct. 12, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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 succeed.


Exploring Careers through Social Media

Thurs., Oct. 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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.