New Haven Job Center

New Haven 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.

Next Steps Re-Entry Program is based here, a robust program that helps ex-offenders become job seekers.

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.

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.

Business Services staff are here to help with screening and recruitment. In addition, Growth Sector programs including the Ready to Work, Health Careers Advancement Project and STEM Careers are based here.


Walk-Ins Welcome or Call Ahead to Reserve Space

The following take place at 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd (Building #3), New Haven.


One Stop Services Orientation

Mondays: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Wednesdays: 12 PM - 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. Attend if you are unemployed, working less than full time or earning less than a livable wage. Veterans and veteran spouses receive priority service.


ITXpress: Training & Jobs in IT for 17-29 Year-Olds

Select Wednesdays & Fridays 1:30-3:30 PM

Provides FREE training and support services to young adults ages 17-29 with a desire to land jobs like these in Information Technology. For more information, contact Matt Reid at (203) 867-4030 x 287 or mreid@workforcealliance.biz. Or click: ITXpress to view dates and to register now .

  • Software Developer (Applications and Systems Software)
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist


Health Career Information Session

Mondays, 9:00-11:00 AM

Provides an overview of occupations in the healthcare field and related career ladders for advancement. Learn which healthcare occupations are in demand, get average wage information, and find out what type of education or training is needed for each occupation. Open to the public. Attendees may follow this session with One Stop Services Orientation to access full employment and training services (see above).


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

2nd Thursday of each month, 9:30-10:30 AM

Thurs., May 12, 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Thurs. June 8 , 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

Thurs., May 11, 18 & 25, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Wed. June 14, 21 & 28, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

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 or jcastillo@workforcealliance.biz


Health Careers Advancement Project

Select Wednesdays, 9:30 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. Contact New Haven Career Navigator Sherreida Reid at (203) 624-1493 x 207 or sreid@workforcealliance.biz or click Health Careers Advancement Project to view dates and register now.


*NEW PUBLIC WORKSHOPS*

Salary Negotiation

Wed., May 10, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Mon., June 5, 1:30-3:30 PM

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

After the Interview

Wed., May 17, 9:30-11:30 PM

Wed., June 14, 9:30-11:30 PM

Helps the jobseeker with precision, delivery, preparedness and building confidence by critiquing performance in a mock interview session.

Marketing with My Cover Letter

Mon., May 15, 1:30-3:30 PM

Wed., May 24, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Wed., June 21, 9:30-11:30 AM

LinkedIn Strategies

Mon., May 8, 1:30-3:30 PM

Wed., June 7, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

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

E-Resume, E-Mailing & Attachment Class

Mon., May 22, 1:30-3:30 PM

Mon., June 19 1:30-3:30 PM

Learn about the different font, paragraphing, inserting, margin adjustments and more when creating an online plain text resume and the techniques of attachments.

Surviving a Job Loss

Mon., May 1, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Mon., June 12, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Learn how to handle this emotional roller coaster! Stress is a part of living, however unchecked stress can be negative and impact your job search.

Successful Job Search Strategies

Wed., May 10, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Wed., June 14, 9:00- 11:30 AM

Networking Group

Wed., May 24, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Identifying Job Leads On-Line & Application Session

Mon., June 26, 1:30-3:30 PM

Increasingly, recruiters are tweeting or posting job postings to find candidates. Create a networking profile by using the Internet to search for and identify job opportunities. Find and follow companies you'd like to work for with a Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn presence.

My Next Move

Mon., May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 3:00-4:00 PM

Mon., June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Fundamentals of Resume Writing

Wed., May 3, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Wed., June 7, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Interviewing Strategies & Techniques

Wed., May 17, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Wed., June 21, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Over 40 and Looking for Work

Wed., June 28, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Starting My Own Business, including Business Plan Outline

Wed., May 31, 9:30-11:30 AM

Wed., June 28, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Mock Interviewing

Wed., May 3, 9:30-11:30 AM