New Haven Job Center

New Haven American Job Center

560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT

(203) 624-1493

SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR JUNE - AUGUST 2018

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

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




The following take place at 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd (Building #3), New Haven. Walk-Ins welcomed, or call ahead to reserve space, (203) 624-1493. CTHires account required to attend. Click below for link. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS for creating a CTHires account.

CTHires link


ONE STOP SERVICES ORIENTATION

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:

Wednesdays by Appointment: 9 AM - 2:55 PM. To Schedule an Appointment CALL (203) 624-1493

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

Labor Benefit Specialist at the New Haven American Job Center. Call (203) 624-1493 to schedule your 20 minute time slot.

Appointments are available Tuesdays between 9:00 AM and 2:55 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

account.


PUBLIC WORKSHOPS


Acing the Online Application

Wed., Aug. 8, 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.


EXPLORING CAREERS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Wed., Aug. 22, 2-4 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.


FUNDAMENTALS OF RESUME WRITING

Wed., Aug. 1, 9 AM - 12 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.


INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES

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

Learn how to strategically prepare for critical job interview questions. Topics include company research, developing a candidate

message, questions to ask the employer, closing the interview and following up.


MY NEXT MOVE

Wed., Aug. 1, 9 - 11 AM

Wed. Aug. 29, 1 - 3 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.


STARTING A BUSINESS

Wed., Aug. 1, 2 - 4 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.


SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES

Wed., Aug. 8, 9 AM - 12 PM

Learn job search strategies that will help you successfully secure your next position. Topics include employer research, importance

of preparation and organization in the job search, networking and using social media to establish a digital presence.


Surviving a Job Loss

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2 - 4 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.


BASIC COMPUTING

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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.


Getting to Know Yourself

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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.


INFORMATION SESSIONS

ITXPRESS: TRAINING & JOBS IN IT FOR 17-29 YEAR-OLDS

Wed., Aug. 8, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Wed., Aug. 22, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Provides FREE training and support services to young adults ages 17-29 with a desire to

land jobs 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


NEXT STEPS FOR EX-OFFENDERS

Next Steps is designed to turn ex-offenders into job seekers.

New cohorts begin the FIRST WEEK of EVERY MONTH. Walk-in registration at 560 Ella T.

Grasso Blvd., New Haven or call (203) 624-1493 x 210.

Call for Dates!


HEALTH CAREERS ADVANCEMENT PROJECT

Wed., Aug. 1 , 10 AM

Wed., Aug. 8 , 10 AM

Wed., Aug. 15, 10 AM

Wed., Aug. 22, 10 AM

Learn about free short term job-related training for low-income participants for

employment in high-demand healthcare occupations. Email New Haven Career

Navigator Sherreida Reid or call (203) 624-1493 x 207 or click Health Careers

Advancement Project to view all dates.