January program helps women prepare for new jobs

January program helps women prepare for new jobs

JVS Human Services will kick off the new yr by providing its life-changing “Women to Work” course which has been offering metro Detroit women very important expertise to assist them get rapid employment since 1980.
The free, four-week course shall be held at JVS Human Services, 29699 Southfield Road in Southfield and begins with an informational assembly January 6.
Women To Work Coordinator and Employment Specialist Judy Richmond says that latest program contributors have incessantly had substantial employment, however these jobs have disappeared, typically due to the pandemic.
“For many, their jobs now not exist, or they had been unable to do them anymore due to childcare or eldercare,” she defined. “Part-time and distant jobs are actually usually preferable, and lots of might have help in find out how to current themselves or achieve expertise obligatory for potential employers.”
Originally known as “Displaced Homemakers”, the program has improved the lives of greater than 2,000 women, together with Suzanne Sopfe of St. Clair Shores. Sopfe, 58, had been working as a coach at Weight Watchers for 27 years when her life modified in March 2021 after the franchise was offered.
With restricted pc expertise, and no information of find out how to make a LinkedIn web page, create a resume or search for a job, she was at a loss.
“I occurred to see a information story about JVS and their ‘Women to Work’, and the way it was serving to women who had been out of labor get again into the workforce, and I noticed that the course was excellent for me,” mentioned Sopfe. “I used to be out of the loop with fashionable know-how and the job software course of, however the course additionally confirmed me that I had many strengths and expertise which I hadn’t given myself credit score for.”
With interview teaching and resume assist by the program, Sopfe was in the end in a position to safe a part-time job near her dwelling, as Parish Secretary at Our Lady of Hope in St. Clair Shores.
“Women to Work gave me the arrogance to use for a job which is an ideal match. It has made such a optimistic influence on my life, because it has for so many women,” Sopfe added.
The new lessons shall be held from 9 a.m. to midday, each Tuesday and Thursday for eight classes. Topics lined embrace:

In-depth vocational evaluation
Employment-related group counseling and emotional assist
Information & referrals to assist providers
Help with networking, resume writing and interviewing
Financial administration recommendation
Stress administration suggestions

To discover extra info and to register, contact Judy Richmond at 248-233-4232 or [email protected].


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