Teamwork is helping the job hunt for applicants throughout Humboldt County.
The Job Market operators Redwood Community Action Agency, College of the Redwoods and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Employment Training Division have created a system to make it easier to get training and apply for job openings. The new model will increase on-site training options and provide more services to outlying areas.
CR will expand existing educational opportunities including computer training in Microsoft Office software, adult education and work-readiness skills at its Learning Lab located at The Job Market.
RCAA is providing assistance to previously homeless job seekers throughout the county. RCAA developed the new program which staffs AmeriCorps members at Family Resource Centers to help with employment skills and job placement.
As a member of America’s Job Center network of California, The Job Market continues to provide its existing array of employment skills training and business services to job seekers and employers. The center gives job seekers local job information and guidance on career choices, assists with the ins and outs of job searches and helps individuals build occupational skills as well as earn postsecondary certificates or degrees. The Job Market helps employers recruit, identify and hire skilled workers, as well as train their current workforce. All services are free of charge.
Other partners providing services at The Job Market under the new agreement include the state Employment Development Department, Department of Rehabilitation, Northern California Indian Development Council, Experience Works, CalWORKS, North Coast Small Business Development Center and Sequoia Personnel Services.
The Job Market is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but closed from noon 1 p.m. For more information about services, call 707-441-JOBS (5627), or visit www.thejobmarket.org. The Job Market is located at 409 K St., Eureka.
Photo: Staff from College of the Redwoods, Employment Training Division and Employment Development Division at The Job Market Learning Lab. From left, Rachel Parry, Tierra Shumard, Sara McGregor and Amy Berkowitz.
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