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Connections - One Stop Offers Help for Dislocated Workers
 
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Human Services

Date:
9/15/2014
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El Dorado County Connections - One Stop has programs and services to help individuals return to work. Through the Dislocated Worker Program, unemployed and underemployed residents who are unlikely to return to their previous industry or occupation can receive assistance. Displaced homemakers and self-employed individuals may also qualify. Applicants do not need to be low income to qualify.

Free services provided through the Dislocated Worker Program include:

  • Paid on-the-job training opportunities
  • Job search assistance and career assessment and exploration
  • Work readiness training, such as interview skills and resume preparation
  • Information and support accessing college and technical schools
  • Money for certain vocational school or technical school training or related expenses 

"Sometimes it can be very challenging and discouraging for individuals who have lost their jobs and simply can't find work," said Jenny Wilson, Program Supervisor of Connections - One Stop. "Our counselors and support staff can help dislocated workers fine tune their job search, get needed training, paid work experience and more."

To apply for the Dislocated Worker Program, individuals must be 18 years of age or older. Additional eligibility criteria may apply. 

The Dislocated Worker Program is operated at the Connections - One Stop offices located at 3047 Briw Road in Placerville and 3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd in South Lake Tahoe. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Connections - One Stop is a service of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency and a member of America's Job Center of California. For more information, call (530) 642-4850 in Placerville or (530) 573-4330 in South Lake Tahoe, or visit www.edcgov.us/humanservices.

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