Job Centers, part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration are a great resource if you are looking for work.  They offer referrals to local employers that are looking for workers, job training, access to computers, resume writing help, knowledgeable Counselors, referrals to Food Stamps, Medicaid and other services.

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Job Centers have a Resource Room to use as a base when applying for jobs. There are computers, free internet, phones and resume writing assistance.

Career Counselors can help with practical advice and Job Search assistance. They can give you Referrals to Employers looking to hire and  offer Job Placement services. They are knowledgeable about the current labor market in your area and keep up-to-date with what local employers are hiring. Counselors offer other job search assistance, skills testing and interviewing tips and practice sessions.

Job Center Career Counselors even help with referrals to Support Services while you try to get your feet on the ground. They know what services are available in your community and may be able to help with transportation, child care, even emergency funds and other benefits. They can help you apply for Federal Programs such as SNAP (Food Stamps) and Medicaid. They can help determine whether you may qualify for other financial assistance or job training services.

Job Centers offer access to Job Training resources and can arrange work-based learning options. Employment workshops offer insight and information for every part of your job search. Learn how to interview more effectively and negotiate with potential employers.

Job Centers arrange Hiring Events, Career Expos, Job Fairs and Symposiums where you can interview with a number of local companies for various positions. They work with growing companies in your region to assist with hiring opportunities.

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