New Haven American Job Center
560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT
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.
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
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
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
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
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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.
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)
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!
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