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

Business Services staff are here to help with screening and recruitment. In addition, Growth Sector programs including On-the-Job training in Advanced Manufacturing, IT or Engineering and the Health Careers Advancement Project 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: Aug. 14 or Aug. 28

Tuesdays, 1:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 22 or Aug. 29

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Aug. 2, or Aug. 16

Wednesdays: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Aug: 9 or 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.

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 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

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

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

Thurs. Aug. 10 , 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 or click Leveraging Your Technical Skills to register now.

21st Century Manufacturing Career Exploration

Thursdays, 10 - 11 AM: Aug., 10, Aug. 17, Aug. 24 or Aug. 31

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

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 or click Health Careers Advancement Project to view dates and register now.


Salary Negotiation

Mon. Aug. 14, 2:30-4:30 PM

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

Marketing with My Cover Letter

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

LinkedIn Strategies

Wed., Aug. 16, 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.

Basic Computing

Wed., July 26, 1:30-3:30 PM

Mon., Aug. 21, 2:30-4:30 PM

Surviving a Job Loss

Thurs., July 27, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Mon., Aug. 28, 2:30 - 4:30 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.

Mock Job Application

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

Starting My Own Business: Includes Business Plan Outline

Fri., Aug. 25, 9:00-11:00 AM

My Next Move

Mon., Aug. 7, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Wed., Aug. 30, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Successful Job Search Strategies

Wed., Aug. 9, 9:00-11:30 AM

Fundamentals of Resume Writing

Wed., Aug. 2, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Wed, Aug. 23, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Interviewing Strategies & Techniques

Wed., Aug., 16, 9:00 - 11:30 AM