ValleyWorks Lawrence RES Group Review

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WELCOME TO
ValleyWorks Career Center
Re-Employment Services Review
ValleyWorks – Lawrence
ValleyWorks - Haverhill
439 South Union St. Bldg #2
192 Merrimack Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 722-7000
Why am I here today?
You recently attended a Career Center
Seminar (CCS) and are an Unemployment
Insurance (UI) claimant.
The US Department of Labor (USDOL) and the MA
Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
has mandated Career Centers to provide followup services to UI Claimants
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Why am I here today?
This RES Review will:
• Help you conduct an effective job search
•Agenda:
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Individual Needs Assessment (INA)
Hot Jobs / Job Quest
Work Search logs
The role of Employment Specialists in assisting you
Services and workshops available to you
Obtaining Labor Market Information (LMI)
And more!
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Acronyms
You will hear some of these terms discussed:
• UI =
Unemployment Insurance
• DUA =
• DCS =
• CC =
• CCS =
• VWCC =
• RES =
• ES / JS =
• INA =
• NEG =
Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department of Career Services
Career Center
Career Center Seminar
ValleyWorks Career Center
Re-employment Services
Employment / Job Specialist
Individual Needs Assessment
National Emergency Grant
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Individual Needs
Assessment (INA)
Individual Needs Assessment
During the CCS, you were provided a form called
an Individual Needs Assessment (INA)
This form was designed to assist you in
determining what services or assistance you may
need and help you make decisions about your job
search.
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Individual Needs Assessment
Front
Back
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Individual Needs Assessment
Did everyone complete their INA?
• Community Resources
• Please advise us if you need any contact information after this
meeting
• Note: we cannot determine your eligibility for these services
• Specialized Services – Veterans, Youth (18-21), TRADE, NEG
• We have staff available to assist you with these services
• Eligibility requirements apply for most specialized services
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Individual Needs Assessment
Did everyone complete their INA?
• Job Search
• Workshops are an important component of your job search!
• A workshop calendar was included in your CCS folder
• Workshop topics:
• Resume Writing (critical to your job search!!)
• Computer based (self-paced or facilitator led)
• Job Enhancement (Interviewing, Salary Negotiations)
• Special Events (Social Media, Networking)
Note: To sign up for a workshop check the appropriate item and we
will schedule it at the end of this meeting
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Individual Needs Assessment
Did everyone complete their INA?
• Upgrading Skills
• If you lack marketable skills / certifications, attend “Overview to
Training” to see if you are eligible for training
• Please note: training must be needed to make you marketable
• After attending “Overview to Training”, if you feel this is the right
choice for you, your first step will be to meet with an Employment
Specialist
• If you believe you are TRADE or NEG Eligible, let us know after this
meeting.
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Individual Needs Assessment
Did everyone complete their INA?
• Upgrading Skills (Section 30)
• You must obtain approval from DUA to attend full-time training
• Signed by you and the training vendor / college / university and
faxed or mailed to Boston
• Waives your work search requirements (if approved)
• Part-time training (less than 20 class hours or 12 semester credits)
– Section 30 not required (work search not waived) – but please
inform UI if you are enrolled
• DOES NOT pay for training
• Section 30 form will be discussed in detail during Overview to
Training
More information: www.mass.gov/dua “Section 30” on left menu
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Work Search Logs
Work Search Logs
• Work Search Logs are required by DUA
• While collecting UI benefits, you are required
to:
• Be Able and Available to work
• Be Actively searching
• Conduct a minimum of three job search
activities per week
• Work Search Logs can be audited by DUA
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Work Search Logs
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Work Search Logs
What constitutes Work Search Activity?
• Contact with employers (i.e. sending a resume, online application, in
person or phone contact)
• Using online job postings
 Reviewing professional journals / want ads / newspaper listings
• Contacting Staffing / Placement Agencies
• Employment counseling (this Review is a Work Search Activity!)
• Networking
• Meeting with an Employment Specialist in our Resource Room
• Workshop participation
Union workers: contacting your Union Hall / Business Agent (IF this is
the only method of work search allowed for your occupation)
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Work Search Logs
Auditing
• You may be contacted at any time by DUA to present your Work
Search Activity Logs
• Work Search Activity may be verified
• Failure to meet work search requirements could result in an
“ineligible” determination and/or loss of benefits
• Must report gross wages earned during the week that you
worked
UI Claim Questions: www.mass.gov/dua or 877-626-6800
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HOT JOBS List
and
Job Quest
HOT JOBS List & Job Quest
Every Career Center has connections with
employers in their local area.
These employers post job openings on our
Job Quest website
We provide weekly updates of the Hot Jobs
available in the Greater Merrimack Valley area
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HOT JOBS List & Job Quest
The HOT JOBS List is available online at: www.valleyworks.cc
1. Click on the “JOB SEARCH” link on the top menu bar:
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HOT JOBS List & Job Quest
2. Click on “download job list” to open the HOT JOBS list
Job Search Links
Hot Jobs List - created on 07/05/11
download job list
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HOT JOBS List & Job Quest
Visit Valley Works at www.ValleyWorks.cc
or Mass JobQuest at www.detma.org
Job Listings for Greater Lawrence as of:
JOB_TITLE
MINIMUM_PAY
2D SHIFT WELDER/MECHANIC
/
3RD SHIFT MACHINE OPERATOR
$10/Hour
ACCESS CLINICIAN
/
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE CLERK
$15/Hour
ACTIVITIES AIDE
/
ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS, MCC $40/Hour
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
$25,000/Year
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISOR
/
ADMINISTRATIVE/CLERICAL WORKER $10/Hour
07-05-11
JOB LOCATION FULL-PART TIME
Tyngsboro
Chelmsford
Methuen
Billerica
Tewksbury
Bedford
Haverhill
Methuen
Lowell
Full-Time
Full-Time
Full-Time
Part-Time
Full-Time
Part-Time
Part-Time
Part-Time
Part-Time
EDUCATION
Not Available
Not Available
Master Degree
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
MONTHS
EXPERIENCE
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JOB #
1069896
1079036
1073200
1064644
997384
1064558
1080624
1073193
1073231
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HOT JOBS List & Job Quest
There are two ways to use Job Quest for job
search
• Register on the site
• Benefits: Post Resumes, individual match
• Use the “Find Jobs” tool for single job lookup
Job Quest: https://web.detma.org/JobQuest/Default.aspx
Job Quest: https://web.detma.org/JobQuest/Default.aspx
HOT JOBS List & Job Quest
HOT JOBS List & Job Quest
1080624
HOT JOBS List & Job Quest
HOT JOBS List & Job Quest
Recruitments
and
Job Fairs
Recruitments and Job Fairs
VWCC hosts 5-6 Job Fairs and 10-15 individual
employer recruitments per year.
VWCC events are posted on our job seeker board
in the Resource Room and are located on our
website:
www.valleyworks.cc
Statewide events are located on Job Quest
https://web.detma.org/JobQuest/Default.aspx
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Current Events
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HOT JOBS List & Job Quest
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Recruitments and Job Fairs
How to prepare for a Job Fair / Recruitment
• Dress for Success!!
First Impressions = Lasting Impressions
• Find out what employers will be attending
Research employers before attending
• Talk to every employer if possible
• Practice your “60 Second Commercial”
• Attend our “How to Work a Job Fair” and/or
“The WOW Factor” workshops for more info!
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Employment Specialists
Employment Specialists
We have Employment Specialists (ES) onsite who
can assist you with your job search in some of the
following functions:
• Resume Feedback
• Job Matching / Job Development
• Find gaps in your work search
• Help identify barriers to your job search
• Recommend job enhancement workshops
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Employment Specialists
To meet with an Employment Specialist:
• Show your membership card at the front desk
• Swipe your card at the Resource Room desk
• Sign in the red book in the Resource Room
• Wait for the next available ES
Note: Please have a resume or resume shell when
you meet with an ES (job matching cannot be
done without a resume)
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Labor Market Information
(LMI)
Labor Market Information (LMI)
Labor Market Information is a critical component
of your job search!
It helps answer some important questions:
• Are there jobs available in my field?
• What are the current hiring trends?
• What are the anticipated pay rates for my job?
• Is my field in growth or decline?
• Do I need training before I get my next job?
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Labor Market Information (LMI)
There are numerous sources for LMI
Websites:
• Mass Career Information System:
http://masscis.intocareers.org/
• O*Net:
www.onetonline.org/
• America’s Career Information Network: www.acinet.org/occ_intro.asp
• US Bureau of Labor & Statistics:
www.bls.gov/
• My Skills My Future:
www.myskillsmyfuture.org/
• My Next Move:
www.mynextmove.org
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Labor Market Information (LMI)
There are numerous sources for LMI
Other sources:
• Newspapers
• Job Ads
• Trade Magazines / Publications
• Informational Interviews
• Career Exploration workshops
• Networking
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http://masscis.intocareers.org/
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lawrencecc
lawrence
OR
Non-Mass residents must use a
Mass Zip Code (i.e. Lawrence 01843)
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I Found a Job!
I Found A Job!
We provided an “I Found A Job!” form in your
CCS Folder
You can also find the form on our website:
http://www.valleyworks.cc/jobsearchlinks.htm
(Same location as the Hot Jobs List)
This form is important to you and us…..
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Share with ValleyWorks Career Center the news about your job.
Tell us about your new job and be eligible to win a $50.00 Gift Card.
Requested Information Section:
Your Name
Your Phone Number
Your Member ID#
Did you get your job from a Job Fair
Yes
No
Employer/Agency Name
Employer City
Employer State
Employer Zip Code
Employer Telephone
Start Date
Hours Per Week
Job Title
Job Status
Temporary
Hourly or Salary - Wage
Hourly & Wage $
Medical Benefits
Yes
Counselor’s Name
Permanent
Full-Time
Part-Time
Per Diem
Salary & Wage $
No
Eric Nelson
Raffle Drawing:
All information shared is kept confidential. The requested information is intended to be for the use of ValleyWorks Career Center only and
will not be shared with any other parties. The ValleyWorks Career Center uses this information to improve our services, enhance outreach
and understand the ongoing and ever changing job market place, to better connect job seekers and employers.
Raffle Drawing Dates - Year 2011: Survey received will be eligible for the raffle on these raffle-drawing dates.
Month
Drawing Date
Month
Drawing Date
Month
January
February 16
February
March 16
March
April 13
Drawing Date
Month
April
May 18
May
June 15
June
July 13
Drawing Date
July
August 17
October
November 16
August
September 14
November
December 14
September
October 19
December
January 2012
Return Information Section:
(Either – Email Form to Sender, Phone, Fax, Mail or Visit a ValleyWorks Career Center site)
Haverhill Site - 192 Merrimack St  Haverhill, MA 01830  Phone 978.469.7800  Fax 978.469.7844
Lawrence Site - Heritage Place  439 South Union St  Lawrence, MA 01843  Phone 978.722.7000  Fax 978.722.7090
The ValleyWorks Career Center (VWCC) is a workforce development collaboration of the Department of Training and Development and the Division of Career Services. Chartered by the Merrimack
Valley Workforce Investment Board (MVWIB), the VWCC is funded through the Workforce Investment Act; the Commonwealth Corporation; the Division of Career Services; the Department of Workforce
Development; the Department of Transitional Assistance; the Department of Labor; the Department of Education and the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. A federal- and state-funded center, the
VWCC is designed to provide comprehensive services to job seekers and employers of the Merrimack Valley. The VWCC is an Equal Opportunity Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available up on
request to individuals with disabilities. VWCC-Lawrence TDD/TTY: (978) 722-7088. VWCC-Haverhill TDD/TTY: (978) 469-7859
FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY:
RES -
YES
NO
WP -
YES
NO
REA-
YES
NO
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I Found A Job!
You can:
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E-mail it to an Employment Specialist
Call to give the information
Mail it to our Career Center
Hand carry it to us
Fax it to us
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I Found A Job!
Where does the information go?
The information you provide is entered in your
personal record in our system (closed system)
Only position title, wage, and benefit information
is shared with USDOL
(No personal data is shared)
Employment Specialists will not call your
employer.
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I Found A Job!
Why is this information important?
The information you provide is used for Labor
Market Information updates
Your information affects other job seekers
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I Found A Job!
As an incentive, when you send your
“I Found A Job” form to us
We will enter you in our monthly
$50 gift card drawing!!
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Summary
Today we discussed many topics that will help you in your
job search.
Please visit us any time – we are here for YOU
Remember: if you wanted community service info or to
sign up for a workshop, please stay in the room
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