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Workforce Services adds new workshop to July schedule

JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has added a workshop titled Networking Your Way to a New Job to its lineup of monthly workshops.
The networking workshop will help job searchers learn how to develop relationships and contacts with relatives, friends and acquaintances who can assist with the job search. The class also includes the use of social media in networking and replaces Social Media Basics in the six-workshop series.
The inaugural sessions will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25.
“Workforce Services has developed some wonderful workshops to aid our residents,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “These classes will give residents an edge when looking for and applying for jobs.”
"Many of our customers have not needed to look for work in a long time,” said Susan Flessner, WSD Administrative Manager. “These workshops help them brush up on their job search skills, and maybe learn some new job search techniques that didn't exist five or 10 years ago."
Resume writing workshops will be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19. Attendees may bring current resumes and have one-on-one reviews with WSD staff.
A session on job search skills will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 5, and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18.
Participants will learn interviewing techniques from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. After completing the session, attendees may schedule mock interviews.
Career assessment will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 12, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24. The workshop will help attendees determine which careers best suit their skills, abilities and interests.
The Illinois workNet workshop will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26. Illinois workNet is designed to help workers look for jobs online, research careers, and identify high demand jobs and wages.
All workshops will be held on the fourth floor of the JJC City Center Campus building at 214 N. Ottawa St. and are offered at no cost for Will County residents.
To reserve a seat, contact Roxy Sefcik by phone at (815) 727-4444, Ext. 101, or e-mail at rsefcik@willcountyillinois.com.
In addition, Workforce Service’s computer lab will be open from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, from 10:30 to 11:30 Thursday, July 5, Friday, July 13, Friday, July 27, and from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19, for job seekers who wish to learn basic computer skills. Walk-ins are welcome at computer labs.
For additional information about the Workforce Services Division of Will County, go to www.jobs4people.org. WSD is under the County Executive’s office.

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