New Haven Job Center

New Haven American Job Center

Special Events:

Microsoft Office Suite taught by the New Haven Free Public Library. Wednesdays, 2-3:30 PM.

March 22:- PowerPoint Intro - Make Your Presentations Powerful

Register online at or in person at 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven. Call (203) 624-1493 x 240 for information. Download printable flyer HERE.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: Tuesdays. 24, 9:00 AM– 12:00 PM. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: CALL (203) 624-1493 Ext. 213. New Haven appointments available through April 11th, 2017. Visit under Financial Services for more information on the VITA Program.

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 the Ready to Work, Health Careers Advancement Project and the Job Driven National Emergency Grant (NEG) 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

Wednesdays: 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 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

Monday, Feb. 27, 9:00-11:00 AM

Monday, March 20, 27, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Thurs., March 9, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Monday, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 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

Thursday, March 9, 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Thurs. April 13, 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

Thurs., March 9, 16, 23, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Thurs., April 13, 20, 27, 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

Health Careers Advancement Project

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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 register now.


Salary Negotiation

Mon., March 13, 1:30-3:30 PM

Wed., April 12, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

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

After the Interview

Mon., March 20, 1:30-3:30 PM

Mon., April 10, 1:30-3:30 PM

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

Marketing with My Cover Letter

Wed., March 15, 22, 9:30-11:00 AM

Wed., April 26, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

LinkedIn Strategies

Mon., March 27, 3:00-4:00 PM

Mon., April 10, 3:00-4:00 PM

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., March 20, 3:00-4:00 PM

Mon., April 24, 1:30-3:00 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

Wed., March 8, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Mon., April 3, 1:30 - 3:00 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., March 8, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Wed., April 12, 9:00- 11:30 AM

Networking Group

Wed., March 22, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Identifying Job Leads On-Line & Application Session

Mon., April 24, 3:00-4:00 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., March 20 & 27, 3:00-4:00 PM

Thurs., March 9, 3:00-4:00 PM

Mon., April 3, 10, 17, 24, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Fundamentals of Resume Writing

Wed., March 1, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Wed., April 5, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Interviewing Strategies & Techniques

Wed., March 15, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Wed., April 19, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Over 40 and Looking for Work

Wed., April 26, 9:00 - 11:30 AM