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Stay safe in your online job hunt

Protecting our customers during the job seeking process is a top priority. Please take a moment to read how you can assist us by better protecting yourself. Below are some helpful tips that can help protect you during the process, whether you’re searching at home, on a public network, or at our job center locations…

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Holiday job search tips

With the holiday seasons a rite of passage to indulge ourselves with plenty of mashed potatoes, pie, stuffing, cranberry sauce and let’s not forget the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey. But no matter how much we overindulge ourselves, we are inevitably stuck with leftovers for another meal. Or meals. And there is only so much you…

Developing skills bridge

Targeting middle skill jobs for competitiveness

The demand for “middle-skills” jobs—those that require more education and training than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree—remains high, yet the lack of a properly skilled workforce is hindering the ability of American businesses to compete globally. Similarly, a lack of relevant skills is hurting the average American’s ability to…

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Job Hunting with a disability

In a perfect world, ALL job seekers would be considered for a position equally, based solely on their qualifications, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. In the real world, unfortunately, things don’t always work that way. Particularly for job seekers with a disability. And while studies have shown that a diverse workforce is…

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More job options with OJT

With On-the-Job Training (OJT), you begin to receive wages and/or benefits while you learn a new skill, working with a participating business. OJT is available for eligible job seekers through specific programs at the job center. OJT helps your employer to hire by offsetting part of the cost of training. For participants of OJT, this helps…

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Smarter location investments made easier with CWRC

Workforce quality and availability routinely rank in the top five factors when surveying decision-makers and investors on which communities will provide the strongest return on investment. Often, workforce tops the list.  The elusive search for skills within the ideal locations to invest can be made easier by starting with Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) and…