[NOTE: Given the ever-evolving situation with COVID-19, job seekers are advised to contact the host prior to the event to confirm event plans.]
- Goodwill of North Georgia’s Career Centers are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Saturdays, on days other than federal or state holidays. Click here for a video regarding what to expect when visiting a Career Center. Click here for more information on Goodwill’s coronavirus response. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Works Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Goodwill provides funds for training programs for adults who are eligible to receive food stamps. Weekly Job Training Information Sessions will be held as follows. NOTE: Goodwill’s Career Centers will be closed Saturday, May 28th, and Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day.
- Cartersville – Skills Training Information Sessions – Tuesdays, 10:00 AM, Cartersville Career Center (929 Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE, Cartersville, GA). Information will be provided on the Logistics, Hospitality, Medical Billing & Coding, Welding, and Forklift training programs. Contact Dara Cardenas email@example.com or 770.276.7044 for more information.
- Decatur – Skills Training Information Sessions – Thursdays, 2:00 PM, Decatur Career Center (2201 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 200, Decatur, GA). Contact Juliet Younge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-554-9582 for more information.
- Old National – Skills Training Information Sessions – Tuesdays, 2:00PM Old National Career Center, 6175 Suite 120, Old National Highway, Atlanta, GA. Contact Juliet Younge at email@example.com or 404-554-9582 for more information.
- South DeKalb – Skills Training Information Sessions – Wednesdays, 2:00 PM, South DeKalb Career Center (1295 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA). Information will be provided on the Highway Construction, Forklift, Floor Technician, Environmental Services, and Maintenance training programs. Contact Sheretta Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.980.8930 for more information.
- Stockbridge – Skills Training Information Sessions – Wednesdays, 2:00 PM. Stockbridge Career Center 3871 Highway 138 SE, Stockbridge, GA. Contact Juliet Younge at email@example.com or 404-554-9582 for more information.
- Woodstock – Skills Training Information Sessions – Thursdays, 10:00 AM, Woodstock Career Center (9425 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA). Information will be provided on the Logistics, Hospitality, Medical Billing & Coding, Technology Careers, Welding, and Forklift training programs. Contact Dara Cardenas firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.276.7044 for more information.
- The Latin American Association hosts a Weekly Employment Orientation in Spanish on Tuesdays, at 11:30 AM, at its Atlanta Outreach Center (2750 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA). Job seekers will learn, in Spanish, how to create a résumé/curriculum, how to do the job search, how to use the LAA Job Bank, and what to do in case of problems in the workplace, as well as receiving resources about education, financial literacy, emergency contacts and other LAA services. No pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is currently accepting referrals for the Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP) Young Fathers Program, focused on young adult fathers ages 18-24 with current or prior involvement with the criminal justice system. The program will provide the program participants with access to individualized case management, career advisement in high demand industry sectors, educational enhancement opportunities, credential attainment, mentoring, career readiness training and employment opportunities. The “young father” is required to have charges adjudicated. The goals of UYEP Young Fathers is to promote responsible parenting and successful reintegration into the community utilizing evidence-based practices that lead to healthy child development, positive relationships with young fathers and their children. Supportive Services assistance may include MARTA Cards and stipends may be available at certain intervals during the program based upon eligibility and successful participation. Intake is every Tuesday at 10:00 AM at the At-Promise Center (740 Cameron M. Alexander Boulevard, Atlanta, GA). Contact Ebony White, Program Manager, with any questions at email@example.com or by phone at 404-449-6286.
- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is hosting an Urban Youth Re-Entry Program Information Session every Tuesday, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the At-Promise Center (740 Cameron M. Alexander Boulevard, Atlanta, GA). Currently or previously justice involved youth, between the ages of 18 and 24, are invited to attend a session to learn more about the services available through this program. Click here for a flyer. Click here for an information piece on the Urban Youth Re-Entry Program.
- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Youth and Young Adult Services @Promise Team has resumed in-person GED and Career Readiness Services. If you are interested in learning more about the many educational and occupational opportunities and programs for individuals between the ages of 16-24, please attend our weekly information sessions. Information sessions are held every Tuesday at 10:00 AM at the At-Promise Center (740 Cameron M. Alexander Boulevard, Atlanta, GA). Contact Ebony White, Program Manager, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 404-449-6286.
- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta hosts a Resume Workshop on Thursdays, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at the @Promise Center (740 Cameron M. Alexander Boulevard, Atlanta, GA). Participants can learn basic resume writing skills, how to write a targeted resume, formatting tricks, and more. Click here for a flyer. Contact James C. Tolbert at email@example.com or 404-441-7641 for more information.
- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is now recruiting for the 2nd cohort of our @Promise @Work program which will run from June 21st through September 15th, from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM, at @Promise South (830 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA). @Promise @Work is a pre-diversion cohort program focused on intensive soft skills development. The Urban League has taken on the charge of assisting 100 youth per year through this initiative. Participants attend work-based programming, twice per week for 90 days (12 weeks). Participants receive $15 per hour, up to $500 for vocational training, mentorship, and hot meals are provided. With our National Career Readiness Curriculum, we ensure that 100% of our participants finish the program with several career opportunities identified. Click here for a flyer.
- WorkSource Atlanta is hosting its In-Person Orientation & Job Fair on the first Tuesdays of the month, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at its main offices (818 Pollard Boulevard, SW, Atlanta, GA). Learn all about WorkSource Atlanta’s programs and services, eligibility requirements, job search resources and training opportunities. Click here to learn more and register.
- New Transition to Success is hosting its Veteran Resource Fair on Monday, July 18th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Hapeville Branch Library (525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville, GA). The event will include assistance for claim disability, PTSD services, healthcare services, housing assistance, education assistance, suicide support, utility and rent assistance, and more. Click here to register.
- Goodwill of North Georgia is holding one-hour Virtual Information Sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM, and Tuesdays, at 6:00 PM, with the exception of state or federal holidays. These sessions provide information on the many skills training programs available through Goodwill. Click here to sign up for a session.
- Goodwill of North Georgia hosts several Virtual Classes through its Career Services. Interested individuals should go to www.careerconnector.org to learn more and register. Following is a list of upcoming workshops.
- Resume Workshop – Monday, June 27th, 1:00 PM.
- MS Word for Beginners – Tuesday, June 28th, 1:00 PM.
- Northstar Digital Skills Testing Session – Wednesday, June 29th, 5:00 PM.
- Navigating CareerConnector.org – Thursday, June 30th, 3:00 PM.
- The Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) is hosting its Virtual LinkedIn Workshop on Tuesday, June 28th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM. Join JF&CS for a 2-hour virtual LinkedIn Workshop designed to give job seekers and those in career transition a solid base of information to strengthen their brand on LinkedIn. This workshop will cover how to set up a profile and use the job search resources offered through LinkedIn. Click here to register.
- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Youth and Young Adult Services program will be hosting weekly Virtual Career Readiness Training Sessions via Zoom each Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This career training will equip participants with tangible skills that will enable them to secure jobs, identify career pathways, maintain employment, problem-solve, work toward financial goals, and move into higher-skilled and better paying positions over time. Contact Ebony White, Youth and Young Adults Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Aaron Johnson, Career and Employment Specialist, at email@example.com for more information. Click here for the Zoom link to join the training session.
- Literacy Action is hosting its online Family Literacy class every Wednesday, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The class focuses on providing parents with skills that increase their verbal, reading and math literacy skills, and to assist them in promoting their children’s educational development. Click here to register.
- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Youth and Young Adult Services is hosting College Readiness Workshops every Wednesday, at 5:00 PM. These workshops are designed to prepare and expose middle and high school students to post-secondary institutions. Topics covered will include applying to college, programs of study, financial aid, and scholarship search, etc. Click here for a flyer. Click here to register.
- The Georgia Justice Project (GJP) host First Fridays virtual sessions every Friday, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. First Fridays helps individuals with a Georgia criminal history understand what they can do about it. Topics include reading your record, record restriction (expungement eligibility), Georgia’s new law for restricting convictions, applying for a pardon, and how to apply for GJP’s services. Click here for a flyer. Email intake@GJP.org or call 404-827-0027, ext. 238, to reserve a spot.
- The Jewish Family and Career Services (JF&CS) is hosting a Virtual Job Search Workshop on Tuesday, July 5th, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Join JF&CS for a 1- hour workshop where to explore strategies to conduct a successful job search that will help you secure employment more effectively. This workshop will cover key information regarding organizing an action plan to move your job search forward. Topics will include how to handle the emotional roller coaster, job choice and self-assessments, identifying potential employers, creating a personal branding statement, networking strategies and more. Click here for more information and to register.
- The Jewish Family and Career Services (JF&CS) is hosting a Virtual Resume Workshop on Tuesday, July 12th, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Learn how to create an effective resume, or improve the one you already have. Transform your resume into a powerful tool. This workshop will identify the different parts of a resume and their purpose, create a master profile of core competences and accomplishments, and provide a checklist of resume “does and don’ts.” It will also help you develop a cover letter to accompany your resume. Click here for more information and to register.
- The Jewish Family and Career Services (JF&CS) is hosting a Virtual Interviewing Workshop on Tuesday, July 19th, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Learn how to better prepare for an interview, understand the different types of interviews and answer common interview questions. This workshop will address how to tackle difficult interviewing moments as well as help you gain strategies on the do’s and don’ts of salary negotiation. Click here for more information and to register.
- The Georgia Department of Labor provides Online Services through its website. Employ Georgia provides job seekers with the ability to view job postings and apply for jobs. Individuals can apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits through GDOL’s website. Click here for COVID-19 Individual FAQs relating to unemployment benefits. Click here to learn what to do have an unemployment claim is filed. Click here for information for those with jobs impacted by COVID-19. Click here to access GDOL services.
- Goodwill of North Georgia offers Virtual Career Services through CareerConnector.org. Job seekers logging on to CareerConnector.org during business hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) can click to have a live chat with a virtual career coach. When job seekers first register online, they will be asked if they would like to schedule a 1:1 appointment with a career coach. Appointments are available by phone or virtually. Career Services staff will contact the job seeker to set up the appointment time through their preferred method of communication. Job seekers can also sign up for 1:1 appointments after they first register by accessing each career center’s online calendar. Job seekers can access virtual career services at CareerConnector.org and by phone at 844-344-WORK. Click here for a flyer.
- WorkSource Georgia provides a number of online career services tools through the WorkSource Georgia Portal. Career Explorer helps job seekers learn about thee job and personal skills they have and how those skills relate to specific occupations or careers. The tool also allows job seekers to find occupations that are similar to their current or previous jobs based on factors such as required knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform successfully. Job seekers can use the Job Market Explorer to find occupations that match their education, experience, and desired income level. Career Informer provides specific information on occupations such as wages, employers, future employment outlook, work activities and conditions, required skills and abilities, and job listings. Click here to access the portal.
- The team at WorkSource Metro Atlanta is here to help job seekers find the job they really want. Whether it’s resume and application help, job readiness workshops, or training, our career coaches are here to make sure job seekers don’t have to do it alone. Job seekers can begin to access this support through WorkSource Metro Atlanta’s online portal: www.atlworks.org.
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