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MWC schedule released for June

Workshop series to begin June 5

Published: Friday, May 18, 2012 5:12 p.m. CDT

JOLIET — Workforce Services Division of Will County has announced the June schedule of its Mobile Workforce Center.

The mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters, and job applications. The traveling workforce center contains 11 computer stations, high speed internet, and offers keyboarding lessons, as well as resume and job search assistance using online listings including Monster.com, CareerBuilder and Illinois workNet.

The Mobile Workforce Center will be at Bolingbrook IDES, 321 Quadrangle Drive, Bolingbrook, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays.

On Tuesdays, it will provide service from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the main entrance to Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park.

It will be at Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

Wilmington City Hall, 1165 S. Water St., Wilmington, will host MWC from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday.

The unit will be at Frankfort Township Office, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays.

Will County Executive Larry Walsh encourages job seekers to take advantage of the service, which is offered at no cost to County residents.

June workshops

Workforce Services Division of Will County has released the June schedule of its six-workshop series.

“Workforce Services has developed some wonderful workshops to aid our residents,” said Walsh, who oversees WSD.

“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.”

Career assessment will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20. The workshop will help attendees determine which careers best suit their skills, abilities and interests.

Resume writing workshops will be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. Attendees may bring current resumes and have one-on-one reviews with WSD staff.

The Illinois workNet workshop will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 7, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19. Illinois workNet is designed to help workers look for jobs online, research careers, and identify high demand jobs and wages.

A session on job search skills will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27.

Social media basics will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 13. The course is designed for new social media users. Participants must have e-mail addresses and knowledge of Microsoft Office and the internet.

Participants will learn interviewing techniques from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. After completing the session, attendees may schedule mock interviews.

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.

Contact Roxy Sefcik by phone at (815) 727-4444, Ext. 101 or email at rsefcik@willcountyillinois.com to reserve a seat.

In addition, Workforce Service’s computer lab will be open from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays for job seekers who wish to learn basic computer skills. Walk-ins are welcome at computer labs.

Go to jobs4people.org for more information on Workforce Services.

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