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WIA Employment & Training
HCDJFS provides Employment and Training Connection in collaboration with a variety of key partners, offering services to job seekers, employers, and workers. This includes:
- Employers Services: Employment services may be available through job matching based on skills and experience, new skills training, screening of resumes, skills assessment testing, organizing and conducting job fairs, and employment retention.
- Job Seeker Services: HCDJFS offers an array of services and supports, including: Use of our Resource Room (computers, fax machine, telephone, Internet access, job board). Use of the Resource Room is free and available to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; Assistance in developing a resume, practice in interviewing skills, and tips on how to follow-up after interviewing; Access to SCOTI (Sharing Career Opportunities and Training Information); Guidance on learning new skills through community colleges and local vocational schools; Access to our job board; and Referrals to other Employment and Training Connection partner services when appropriate.
- Workforce Investment Act (WIA): WIA provides the framework for a workforce and employment system designed to meet the needs of employers, job-seekers, and those who want to advance their careers. WIA provides employment and training services that target adults, dislocated workers, and youth.
- Rapid Response Services: In response to employers notifying us of plant closings or lay-offs of 50 or more workers at a single site, our Rapid Response Team offers no-cost assistance to the employer and their workers, including unemployment insurance information, job placement assistance, training programs, resume writing, and skills assessments. We can also provide employment and training information to dislocated workers of companies laying off less than 50 employees, if requested by the employer.