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  • 1. Career Plus Program Welcome
  • 2. History of the Program
    • In February 2009 President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) allocating specific funds to help stimulate the Economy.
    • The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) manages funds for programs serving the recently unemployed. www.nyc.gov
    • On July 1 st 2009 the Career Plus Program launched to provide employment and training services to residents who were recently laid off.
    • 500 residents will be selected to receive services within the program through June 30, 2010.
    • All services are provided at no cost to you.
  • 3. What Makes us Unique-Professional Career Development
    • Transformational and long term Career Coaching
    • Personalized Action Plan Assistance
    • On-Line Job Search Support
    • Employer Sector Focused Approach (Professional Services, Social Assistance, and Information)
  • 4. Four Core Services
    • Individual Coaching
    • Education and Training
    • Access to Support Services
    • Individual Job Placement Assistance
  • 5. 3-Day Career Series Workshop
  • 6. Additional Workshops Computer Training Intermediate Training for Word and Excel Advanced Interviewing Enhancing interview techniques Communication & Negotiation Skills Building effective verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills for job search and learn techniques on negotiating salary “ Inside the Recruiter’s mind” Uncover the secrets behind the recruiting & selection process from the recruiter and hiring managers perspective Internet Job Search Maximizing your online job search strategies
  • 7. NYC Business Solutions Centers
    • 7 Workforce1 Career Centers and 5 NYC Business Solutions Centers throughout NYC
    • Provides technical assistance with starting your own business from start-up to seeking funding options
    • Job placement assistance can be provided during your business start-up process
  • 8. Next Steps
    • Complete Workforce 1 Orientation Document
    • Take computer-based Self-Awareness and Exploration assessments
    • Participate in a Career Coach Session
    • Attend the 3-day Job Readiness Workshop
    • Stimulus Funded Program – Once successfully employed; Proof of Employment is required
  • 9. Equal Opportunity is the Law
    • It is against the law for the Career Center, as a recipient of federal funds, to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.
    • If you think you have been subjected to discrimination, you may file a complaint. You must file within 180 days.
    • For complete information and details on how file, see the instructions in your Notice of Rights. You may also speak to a representative.
  • 10. Thank You for Attending
    • Any Questions?