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Job search July: Workshops at WorkSource

07/14/2009

With unemployment nearing 10 percent in Snohomish County, many people are out looking for work and the WorkSource Aerospace Center at Edmonds Community College stands ready to help with job search workshops offered throughout the month. The workshops are free and open to the public and will focus on how to set goals for a job search, find job opportunities, and prepare a targeted resume and cover letter that will improve the odds of landing a specific position. There will also be workshops about how to get funds for job training to improve employment prospects.

“In a job market like this, realistically, people may be in for a long job search. Don’t get discouraged. Let our experts help. You really want to create a focused job strategy and we can help you develop that,” said Sharon Gould Afforde, an employment specialist at WorkSource.

Upcoming job search workshops at the WorkSource Aerospace Center, Edmonds Community College, Maltby Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood, will be:

Stimulus-Funded Education & Training Resources workshops, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Thurs., July 16 and Thurs., July 30. Representatives from Everett, Cascadia, Shoreline, and Edmonds community colleges and Lake Washington Technical College talk about training programs.

Ground Control — Gathering the Right Information will be 1:30-3 p.m., Mon., July 20. Learn how to gather information about companies and industries via informational interviews, LinkedIn and business research.

Workforce Investment Act Training workshops, 2-3:30 p.m., Tues., July 21. Find out more about re-employment services available at the WorkSource Aerospace Center and the Workforce Investment Act funding eligibility and application requirements.

Job Search In-Flight, 1:30-3 p.m., Mon., July 27. Create a targeted resume and cover letter engineered for your employment goals. Bring a current resume, cover letter, and job postings on a portable storage device.

Call 425.640.1887 to register for a workshop. Seating is limited.

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The WorkSource Aerospace Center opened at the end of April 2009 to help dislocated workers find new jobs. The center, located on the Edmonds Community College campus, provides services including job search assistance, resume writing workshops, and training opportunities. It is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays to anyone seeking work. The center was created with federal stimulus money for workforce development given to Snohomish County in recognition of the large numbers of workers here who are dependent on jobs in the aerospace industry, which has been struggling in the recession.

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