New Haven Job Center

New Haven American Job Center

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

(203) 624-1493

*NEW*

Job Opportunity Recruitment & Screening Events

Tuesdays: 9:30 AM and Thursdays: 1 PM at the New Haven and Meriden American Job Centers

Local job opportunities are presented and attendees are screened for immediate match! Includes overview of how the American Job Centers strengthen employment prospects through training & customized job matching services.

Call or stop in to New Haven or Meriden to register. Walk-ins welcomed, space permitting. CTHires account required. Use your CTHires account to reserve a spot online for this or any workshops

PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

Acing the Online Application

ACING THE ONLINE APPLICATION

Wed., Oct. 3, 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. Provides an overview of the application process and information to "Ace" employment applications.

Exploring Careers through Social Media

EXPLORING CAREERS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Wed., Oct. 17, 2 - 4 PM

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. Provides 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.

Getting to Know Yourself
GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF

Tues., Oct. 30, 2 - 4 PM

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.

Fundamentals of Resume Writing
FUNDAMENTALS OF RESUME WRITING

Wed., Oct. 10, 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 & Techniques

INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES

Wed., Oct. 24, 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

MY NEXT MOVE

Tues., Oct. 2, 2 - 3 PM

Tues., Oct. 16, 2 - 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.

Starting a Business
STARTING A BUSINESS

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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

SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES

Wed., Oct. 17, 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

SURVIVING A JOB LOSS

Tuesday, Oct.. 9, 2 - 4 PM

Losing a job can take a toll on your emotions, finances and your way of life. This workshop equips you with the tools needed to survive a job loss, preparing you to succeed.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

ITXpress: Training & Jobs for 17-29 Year Olds
ITXPRESS: TRAINING & JOBS IN IT FOR 17-29 YEAR-OLDS

Wed., Oct. 3, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Wed., Oct. 17, 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 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.

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Health Careers Advancement Project
HEALTH CAREERS ADVANCEMENT PROJECT

Wed., Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24: 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.

Youth & Young Adults (Ages 16-24)

Workforce Alliance provides South Central CT youth and young adults with career exploration and guidance, paid work experience, training and credentials for in-demand jobs. Ongoing information sessions. For dates, contact:

JUAN FONTANEZ (203) 624-1493 X 238
KALIUHA SPEARS (203) 624-1493 X228



BY APPOINTMENT

Meet with an Unemployment (UI) Benefits Specialist

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.

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

CAREER CENTER & COMPUTER LAB

SELF-SERVICE 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, but must have basic computer skills.

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