HERE TO HELP

New Haven, Meriden, Middletown & Hamden

Current status: No in-person appointments available. 

Each American Job Center location is open by appointment according to the status of New Haven, Meriden, Middletown and Hamden on the CT COVID-19 Data Tracker Map. When these towns are shown as RED in-person appointments are not available.

Staff continue to serve our customers via phone, email or Zoom.

Drop boxes are located at the New Haven and Meriden locations for depositing hard copies of required documents.

Thank you for your understanding while we strive to keep our customers and staff safe!

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Job seeker orientation and our most popular workshops right here!

JOB SEEKER ORIENTATION – Overview of employment and training options. Watch this as a first step for 1-on-1 assistance. 

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NEW! STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS –  Learn the 5 Questions you should ask yourself before starting your own business, 4 Steps to follow and the “3 P’s” that every business is built upon.

Referenced Resources: U.S. Small Business Administration: Steps to Start Your BusinessForbes.com: Guide for Entrepreneurs Starting a Business; CT Department of Economic & Community Development: Manage or Grow Your BusinessUniversity of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center

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NEW! HEAD TO TOE DRESSING FOR SUCCESS – Say the right thing, do the right thing, wear the right thing! How you dress is a powerful form of communication at work or interviews.

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NEW! BUSINESS ETIQUETTE – Know the best ways to make introductions, convey thoughts and share space with co-workers and colleagues.

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NEW! MANAGING MONEY FOR FINANCIAL FREEDOM – Helpful advice for saving money, budgeting and managing finances. 

Budget Sheet – Managing Money

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CAREER SEARCH FOR THE SEASONED PROFESSIONAL – Navigate job search and interviews to present yourself as the best candidate, regardless of your age or years of experience.

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INTERVIEWING BASICS – In-person, phone or virtual interviews all need preparation. This video walks through the steps for each type including follow-up.

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BEATING THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM – Learn how to format your resume to get past virtual applicant tracking systems and land an interview. 

Related Materials: Action Words for Resumes & Cover Letters  Contact the Facilitator

CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE – Strategies to avoid and deal with conflict resolution on the job using R.E.A.C.H. 

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CUSTOMER SERVICE – Essential skills for on-the-job success in any setting.

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JOB FAIR PREP – Turn a Job Fair into a Job Offer! Tips for making the most of events and follow-up that leads to interviews.

Related Materials: Elevator Speech Worksheet  Contact the Facilitator

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