American Job Centers Open House
Enfield American Job Center Open House - February 21, 2017
Capital Workforce Partners, in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Labor, hosted its second open house of the day on February 21 in its American Job Center located at 786 Enfield Street in Enfield. We hosted a Career Services Info Session (CSIS) which gives an overview of the variety of services offered to the Enfield area. In this session, we had several job seekers along with the US Congressman from Connecticut's Second District, Joe Courtney and Enfield Mayor, Scott Kaupin.
We also had a roundtable discussion with Enfield employers like Advanced Auto and Eppendorf (a manufacturing company) and with job seekers to discuss what the American Job Center can do to better serve the Enfield community. During the session, several job seekers talked about how they are just learning about the system and are looking forward to taking advantage of the services offered. Others spoke about how well the system has served them and would recommend it to anyone. "It was great to hear from the job seekers and get feedback on how we can improve our system as that is something we are focused on. It was also wonderful to have the opportunity to showcase our workforce system and the importance of WIOA (Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act)" said Alex Johnson, President, and CEO of Capital Workforce Partners. "It was great to visit with Capital Workforce Partners and learn about all they do. I like the metaphor used by Tom Perez (former Secretary of Labor under President Obama) that Capital Workforce Partners and the American Job Center system is like match.com for job seekers by matching job seekers with employers and employers with job seekers. I see the value of the WIOA passed in 2014 and how it helps many residents find real jobs that can sustain them" said Representative Joe Courtney. "It was great to see how a Job Center works and to see the interaction between job seekers and employers. As mayor, I appreciate having the American Job Center here in Enfield, and I feel they do a great job serving our Constituents." Said Enfield Mayor Scott Kaupin.
Manchester American Job Center Open House - February 21, 2017
Capital Workforce Partners, in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Labor, hosted another open house to showcase all its services within the Manchester location at 893 Main Street. All of our American Job Centers are here to serve you if you are out of work or seeking better work. Open house guests participated in our Career Services Information Session to learn about the variety of services available at the American Job Centers. Services include resume critiquing and writing, assistance with cover letters, interviewing skills, and certifications in skills that employers are seeking. We also help make connections between area businesses and qualified employees by hosting recruiting events within the American Job Centers or through direct connections. We had the honor of hosting Mayor Jay Moran of Manchester, Congressman Larson's staff, and representatives of Manchester Community College, Manchester Adult Education, and local business owners.
A common theme in our round table discussion was word need to get the word out about the American Job Centers and how they can help anyone seeking a career, not just a job. "We are committed to sending a message to the Manchester community and the greater Hartford area to let the public know that the American Job Center is here to serve you. We want to reach people who have not heard about our system" said Alex Johnson, President, and CEO of Capital Workforce Partners. "One of Manchester's and the State of Connecticut's best-kept secrets is the American Job Center. We hope the word gets out more about all they can do for Manchester and anyone seeking something better." Said Mayor Jay Moran of Manchester.
Hartford American Job Center Open House - January 19, 2017
Capital Workforce Partners in conjunction with the Department of Labor hosted an open house to showcase the many services offered for Hartford area job seekers at the American Job Center at 3580 Main Street. Whether you are out of work or seeking something better, your local American Job Center is ready to help. We offer services including; resume critiquing and writing, help with cover letters, interview skills, and training in various skills relevant to today's market place needs. We also help with making connections with hundreds of area businesses via direct connections or numerous job fairs hosted in our various American Job Centers in the Hartford area. We also had the honor of having Mayor Luke Bronin visit our center to discuss employer related issues in the Hartford Area.
"Thanks to Capital Workforce Partners and the CT Department of Labor for hosting a great discussion with residents about the American Job Center," said Mayor Bronin. "I'm thrilled to be part of the conversation with the AJC, where a great team is working every day to help people overcome obstacles to employment and connect job-seekers to opportunities."
"This is just the beginning of a campaign to raise awareness of the American Job Center system, we no longer want to be the best kept secret. We want every North Central CT resident to know the AJC has the services, staff and technology to help them advance on a career pathway and achieve well-paying jobs." Said Alex Johnson, President/CEO.