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Copy of American Job Center Career Coach 3a (3)This 8-week course will cover computer basics, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

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Job market in 2022
Workers No Longer Feel Quite As Powerful as They Used To -- WSJ
Dow Jones Institutional News; New York  16 June 2022
Job Ads Noting Fair Chance Hiring Rise in Tight Labor Market
LinkedIn Workforce Report | United States | June 2022
More workers had their hours cut to part-time in May as businesses reversed some of their hiring plans
Hoff, Madison; Winck, Ben. Business Insider, US edition; New York, 03 June 2022
Retailers Cut Jobs; Leisure, Hospitality Increased -- WSJ
Dow Jones Institutional News; New York, 04 June 2022.
Analysis: Global Investment Banking Faces Tougher Times After Blockbuster Year
International Business Times (USA) June 10, 2022
Here are the industries where 11 million jobs sit open - just waiting for Great Resigners to fill them
Hoff, Madison; Winck, Ben. Business Insider, US edition; New York 01 June 2022
ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 128,000 Jobs in May
PR Newswire; New York  02 June 2022
Research Highlights Job Growth as iOS App Economy Supports 45K Jobs in MI
Michigan Chronicle (Detroit, MI) May 30, 2022 
Voluntary Employee Departures Spike 41 Percent Among U.S. Businesses, Aon Reports
PR Newswire; New York, 02 June 2022
17 States Where Unemployment Is at Record Lows -- WSJ
Dow Jones Institutional News; New York  29 May 2022
Small Businesses Report Sharp Hiring Declines in May
Business Wire; New York,  03 June 2022
15 States With the Worst Spikes in Unemployment Since the Pandemic
States Adding the Most Job Openings
25 Cities Where the Most People Work in Tech
Top Workplaces USA 2022
America's Best Startup Employers 2022
The Best States to Look for a Job
FlexJobs Announces the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022:
The 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2022
100 Best Companies to Work For:

Job seekers advice

*Summer jobs spotlight*
A Hot Summer for Teens Seeking Jobs: [Business/Financial Desk] Carrns, Ann. New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast); New York,  28 May 2022 2022's Best Places for Summer Jobs – WalletHub Study KBHB - 810 AM (Sturgis, SD) May 25, 2022  
2022’s Best Places for Summer Jobs
Working Strategies - No summertime blues -- job tips for teens St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) May 22, 2022

Things Career Related - Automattic Inc.: 4 Steps Executive Job Seekers Can Take to Network Successfully
Weblog post. Things Career Related Newstex. Jun 13, 2022
CareerAlley: 5 Tips for Building a Career in Government
CareerAlley. Weblog post. Newstex Global Business Blogs, Chatham: Newstex. Jun 11, 2022
Top 10 industries and jobs for first-time job seekers in the U.S.
Translated by Content Engine LLC.  CE Noticias Financieras, English ed.; Miami [Miami]. 13 June 2022
Crypto Firms Cut Back on Hiring
Vigna, Paul. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York, 11 June 2022
7 steps to take if you think you'll be laid off so you can have peace of mind if the unexpected happens
Flake, Ebony; Lebowitz, Shana; Ward, Marguerite. Business Insider, US edition; New York,  08 June 2022
5 new careers that will change the future of work
Translated by Content Engine LLC. CE Noticias Financieras, English ed.; Miami,  03 June 2022
A 26-year-old on track to make $200,000 from 2 remote jobs secretly squeezed into 40 hours explains
how he gets away with it - and his 'only Great Resignation regret'

Lalljee, Jason. Business Insider, US edition; New York, 05 June 2022
How to Hunt for a New Job — While on the Job
These 5 simple mistakes could be costing you the job
The Fresno Bee (CA) May 29, 2022
WhatsApp job scam even involves pyramid scheme; know how to spot it
Translated by Content Engine LLC. CE Noticias Financieras, English ed.; Miami  30 May 2022
Job Hunts Blossom On Slack
Ellis, Lindsay. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York,  01 June 2022
CareerAlley: Company Career Sites for Direct Links to Jobs
CareerAlley. Weblog post. Newstex Global Business Blogs, Chatham: Newstex. May 28, 2022
Hiring freezes and layoffs are happening everywhere. Here's what you should do next if your company hits pause on hires.
Nolan, Beatrice. Business Insider, US edition; New York  29 May 20
Labor shortage creates new employment for those who have historically struggled
Crain's New York Business; New York Vol. 38, Iss. 21,  May 30, 2022
Pay attention!; Here are the classic signs you're about to lose your job
The Ottawa Sun (Ontario, Canada) June 1, 2022
Ask Human Relations - Avoid burning bridges when turning down job
USA TODAY (USA) June 2, 2022
How To Get A Job Before It’s Advertised
How to Read a Job Description the Right Way—So You Can Stop Sending Resumes Into the Void
Here Are 15 Possible Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired—and How to Fix Them
You Made $700 From an Online Side Hustle. Now the IRS Will Know. A new tax law means
Find new jobs with the skills you already have
Best Paying Jobs
Should You Be Honest in the Exit Interview? --- As more employees head out the door, their talks with HR are heating up.
How to Write a Stellar Elevator Pitch
How to Write a Professional Bio
How to spot a toxic culture by reading between the lines of a job ad.
Seven Things To Never Ask About During A Job Interview
Indeed Career Guide
Forbes - Lots Of Career Interests? How To Show You’re Flexible But Not Unfocused-
Vault - 4 Tips for Searching for Companies that Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Skills and jobs in demand
These maps show where you can earn the most in 2 fast-growing green jobs
Hoff, Madison. Business Insider, US edition; New York 15 June 2022
American Boosts Pay for Regional Airline Pilots
Sider, Alison. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York, 14 June 2022
US trucking’s hiring surge gaining momentum
Journal of Commerce; New York,  03 June 2022
Logistics Hiring Slowed in May Amid Shifts in Retail Sector -- WSJ
Dow Jones Institutional News; New York, 03 June 2022
Cybersecurity Hiring Momentum Ramps Up, New Data from CyberSeek™ Reveals
PR Newswire; New York,  07 June 2022
More and more travel nurses find themselves being grounded
Clanton, Nancy. TCA Regional News; Chicago,  08 June 2022
Microsoft Philanthropies collaborates with WiCyS to help close the cybersecurity skills gap
PR Newswire (USA) June 2, 2022

SkillUp Career Group Coaching
SkillsBuild, a free digital platform that helps job seekers prepare for new careers in technology by developing technology and professional skills
If you’re looking for a new job, here’s the personal audit you should do
How—and why—to craft an elevator pitch for your job search

For Connecticut Workers
State's jobless rate falls to 4.2% 1,600 added in May with hospitality, food services going strong
Stephen Singer Hartford Courant.  Hartford, Conn. 17 June 2022
Demand for nurses is urgent in Connecticut. Colleges and universities can’t keep up.
Phillips, Erica E.  Hartford Courant (Online), Hartford: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC. Jun 12, 2022
In a tight Connecticut labor market, young workers looking for summer jobs have many choices,
leaving employers scrambling for workers

Singer, Stephen. Hartford Courant (Online), Hartford: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC. Jun 6, 2022
Conn. Gov. Lamont Announces Manufacturing Company Element 119 Expanding in Connecticut
Targeted News Service (USA)June 10, 2022
Connecticut Unemployment Rate Continues Its Drop The Newtown Bee (CT) May 27, 2022
Short-staffed city police relying on overtime to station officers outside schools
The Hour (Norwalk, CT) June 3, 2022

For College Graduates
M.B.A.s Are Getting Offers Before Classes Start -- WSJ
Dow Jones Institutional News; New York  15 June 2022
Turning a new college degree into a career job
The Times-Tribune, (Scranton, PA) June 13, 2022
Why We Still Haven’t Solved the Unpaid Internship Problem
Lieber, Ron. New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast); New York,  10 June 2022
Companies including HubSpot, Salesforce, and PwC are reimagining internships for the remote and hybrid workplace
Knight, Rebecca. Business Insider, US edition; New York, 06 June 2022 
Here's what new grads expect to make, total companies expect to pay
The Beaumont Enterprise: Web Edition Articles (TX) June 2, 2022
How to identify best and worst entry-level jobs
Stephanie Vozza Fast Company. Hartford Courant; Hartford, Conn. 29 May 2022
The Job Market Outlook for Grads 
2022 America’s Best Employers For New Grads 
2022 Guide to Kickstarting Your Career
ZipRecruiter Report Finds Red Hot Job Market for 2022 College Grads - Employers are rolling out the
red carpet to grads with signing bonuses, remote work options, and vacation stipends

Business Wire, May 25, 2022 
To the class of 2022: It’s a great job market. You’ve got this.
Miller, Karla L. The Washington Post (Online), Washington, D.C. May 26, 2022
Nearly 70% of Gen Z Workers Want to Stay with a Company Long-Term, So Why Do They Keep Leaving?
PR Newswire; New York,  18 May 2022 
The Class of 2022 Is in Demand. What Do New Grads Want? -- WSJ
Dow Jones Institutional News; New York, 18 May 2022
How top banks like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs train young advisors to work
with ultra-rich clients from voicemail training to exams with 40% failure rates

Cuccinello, Hayley. Business Insider, US edition; New York, 16 May 2022
New Grads Learn Tough Rent Lessons
Parker, Will. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York,  16 May 2022
Walmart Anticipates a Store Manager Shortage Despite $200,000-a-Year Pay; Retailer wants
to train college graduates to be store managers and move workers into corporate roles to build its talent pipeline

Jucevic, Alisha. Wall Street Journal (Online); New York,  15 May 2022
Better Business Bureau: New college grads, watch out for these scams
The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, WV) May 18, 2022 
2022 Best Employers for New Grads
2022 Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired
Career website for college students

For Women in the workplace
Guest opinion: A great resume tip for moms returning to the workforce
Daily Herald (Provo, UT) May 28, 2022

For the veterans transitioning to civilian careers
Grants Will Help Veterans Re-Enter The Workforce
The Newtown Bee (CT) June 10, 2022 
READY TO SERVE: Skilled veteran workforce is out there, if companies help with transition
Palmer, Kim. Crain's Cleveland Business; Cleveland Vol. 43, Iss. 21,  Jun 6, 2022
American Veterans Group to support job placement and assistive services for Connecticut veterans:
Military Times Best For Vets: Employers survey

For older workers

MagnifyMoney Study Finds Retired Americans Returning to Workforce Amid Rising Wages and Inflation
PR Newswire; New York,  08 June 2022
41% of Employees Have Been Forced to Start Job from Scratch Due to Lack of Knowledge Transfer from Retiring Employees - Only Half of Boomers Have Shared Workplace Knowledge Needed for Successors to Perform Their Job
GlobeNewswire (USA) May 25, 2022
47% of U.S. Employees Forced to Self-Train Due to Lack of Knowledge Transfer from Retiring Employees
PR Newswire (USA) May 25, 2022 
Older Americans clocking in Experts surprised as more of those 55 to 64 who lost jobs in the pandemic are working
Casselman, Ben. Hartford Courant; Hartford, Conn.  24 May 2022
Professionals change careers for many reasons.
The Chronicle, (Willimantic, CT) May 24, 2022
5 Job Hunt Tips For Job Seekers Ages 50 And Up
What Older Workers Need to Know About Video Résumés
Niftynews50s - News and advice for job seekers age 50 and over
This Is the Occupation With the Oldest Workers
AARP Launches Skill Building Platform to Help Older Workers Compete in Today's Job Market: Two-Thirds of Older Workers 
Can Employers Ask Your Age on Job Applications?
5 Remote Job Search Tips for Older Workers

For people with disabilities
Oswald Letter - HR Hero: Disability Accommodations in Post-Pandemic Work-from-Home World
Pierce, Shannon S; Beavers, Wade; Attorneys; Law, Fennemore. Weblog post. Oswald Letter [Blog] Newstex. Jun 14, 2022
Justice Department, EEOC Warn Against Disability Discrimination
Targeted News Service (USA) May 13, 2022
How Advisors With Autism, ADHD, and Other Neurodivergent Traits Are Stepping Out of the Shadows --
Dow Jones Institutional News; New York, 17 May 2022

Career change
How to leave a job
Parsons Sun (KS) June 17, 2022
Changing jobs is getting harder as some companies cut back on hiring and because the process itself takes longer
Bhattacharya, Shriya. Business Insider, US edition; New York  20 May 2022.
6 people explain how they broke into tech from industries like nursing and teaching - and landed salaries over $100,000
Xing, Jessica; Malone, Katie. Business Insider, US edition; New York, 19 May 2022.

How to showcase your bilingual skills to get a job (or a promotion)
Improve My Resume in 30 Minute 
Top 7 resume mistakes to avoid
Hybrid competence is the newest soft skill with an outsize impact on your career.
Here's how you can work it into your résumé.

Bischof, Jackie. Business Insider, US edition; New York  29 May 2022
HR 101: How to revamp your resume amid the Great Resignation
Place, Alyssa. Employee Benefit News (Online); New York, June 2, 2022
How to Use Keywords and Phrases in Your Resume and Cover Letter (With Tips and Examples)
How To Write a Military-to-Civilian Resume: Highlighting Your Military Experience
How To Include Excel Skills on Your Resume *** Excel Spotlight
How To Revamp Your CV In 30 Minutes
How to make a video resume
6 Tips for Building a Stellar Tech Resume
Five Damaging CV Issues And How To Fix Them
How to land a job by tailoring your résumé and cover letter to appeal to bots
Recruiter And ATS Expert Shares Resume Dos, Don’ts And ATS Myths
How to Optimize Your Resume for an ATS
Résumé Builder for active duty military and veterans transitioning to civilian careers
How to write a cover letter
Résumé Builder - Cover letter examples

Enterprise Sales Software Company Kennected Launches LinkedIn Profile Grading Tool
NASDAQ OMX's News Release Distribution Channel; New York, 06 June 2022
8 Valuable LinkedIn Features You Should Start Using Right Away,
Two-part article: Part 1 -- Part 2
How to Improve Your InMail Response Rate, According to LinkedIn Data
That smiling LinkedIn profile face might be a computer-generated fake
Find the Top Skills for Almost Any Role with This New Tool
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
How To Write An Impressive LinkedIn Work Experience Section
7 Free LinkedIn Features to Use in Your Job Search
Managing LinkedIn With Multiple Remote Jobs
How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
Had to take career gaps? LinkedIn’s latest feature helps you explain
These InMails Get the Best Response Rates, LinkedIn Data Reveals
99 LinkedIn Profile Tips
Should You Use LinkedIn’s #OpenToWork
The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers
Find Jobs on LinkedIn – Best Practices
LinkedIn Profile Tips for Standing Out and Making Connections

Informational interviewing: The secret behind successful job search
Houston Chronicle (TX) June 12, 2022 
How to practice interviewing
Washington County Daily News (WI) June 17, 2022
How to nail that job interview with this ultimate guide to writing the perfect thank you note (with templates)
Are internal interviews any different?
The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ) June 7, 2022
Here's How Bill Gates Would Answer 3 of the Most Common Job Interview Questions
5 Common Interview Mistakes and How to Fix Them
6 interview red flags that are concerning enough to reconsider an offer
Don’t Forget to Do This Before a Job Interview
12 Excel Interview Questions and Answers To Help You Prepare *** Excel Spotlight
8 Tough Interview Questions and Answers to Ace Them
Jobseekers: These 4 interview responses are BS that hiring managers see right through
The rise of never-ending job interviews
Answers To New Employer Job Interview Questions
Landmines To Watch Out For When Interviewing For A New Job
Interview Questions & Answers
How To Fail A Job Interview
Got a Job Offer? Here’s How to Negotiate Your Salary. Practice with the WSJ’s interactive chatbot on getting the best salary after you’ve been offered a new position
The Ultimate Guide: How to Prepare for a Phone Interview
themuse - job interview tips
Avoid these 7 résumé mistakes if you want a job interview
How To Handle Salary Questions In An Interview
10 Unexpected Interview Questions to Get Unrehearsed Answers

Salary Negotiation 
How to Negotiate Without Looking Like a Jerk -- WSJ
Dow Jones Institutional News; New York, 13 June 2022
Microsoft will no longer ban staff from seeking roles at competitors and plans to disclose salaries on job ads
Jones, Stephen. Business Insider, US edition; New York, 09 June 2022 
How to Avoid Unintended Consequences When Raising Pay: Create a clear strategy
for compensation management to guide decision-making.

HRNews; Alexandria, Jun 3, 2022
FTC Considers Restricting the Use of Noncompete Clauses by Companies -- WSJ
Dow Jones Institutional News; New York,  08 June 2022.
Ask HR: How Should You Handle Counteroffers?
HRNews;  Alexandria, Jun 3, 2022
How To Negotiate A Job Offer And Make Thousands In Minutes
Tight Job Conditions Boost Wages
Stensholt, John; Rattner, Nate. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York, N.Y. 01 June 2022
Got a Job Offer? Here’s How to Negotiate Your Salary. Practice with the WSJ’s interactive chatbot on getting the best salary after you’ve been offered a new position
Interview Question: "What Are Your Salary Expectations?"
Salary Negotiation Tactics For Your Next Job Offer
How to Write a Salary Negotiation Email
Jobseekers: This is exactly what you need to know to get paid fairly
The counteroffer: here’s how to get that bump
Major Red Flags To Look For Before Accepting The Job

Web sites referenced in the articles:
Juneteenth Foundation - The largest the largest diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) focused career fair in the country on June 18, hosted by @TheJuneteenthFoundation (if you are interested in the job interview, submit your resume ahead of time)

Forbes 2022 America’s Best Temp Staffing Firms
Forbes 2022 America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms

Top Rankings of Best U.S. Job Markets

A free online tool helping job seekers in selecting IT career path

A Platform serving the needs of underserved early career job seekers.

2022 Staffing 100 North America - list of leading staffing agencies
NinjaJobs - a Cybersecurity Jobs Platform  job search site used by students and recent graduates who are seeking internships, part-time jobs, seasonal work, and entry-level career opportunities.  the largest career network for professionals with federal government security clearance.

US News &World 100 Best Jobs
Glassdoor 50 Best Jobs in America for 2022
Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies
BoomNation is an online platform connecting skilled trade workers in the same field to share
insights, network and to find jobs.

Searchable library of information on education credentials

The Hope Program for low-income New Yorkers combining training, adult basic education, industry certifications, work wellness services, internships and job placement with long-term support.
New job search engine

Military Times Best For Vets: Employers survey

Web site offering resources to find trade career

Non-profit organization helping formerly incarcerated to gain work skills and re-entry employment
Organization  promoting career development, support, and retention of veterans throughout the global financial services industry

SHRM - Compensation
CompTIA Tech Jobs Report Job board for workers with disabilities platform for nurse hiring  program providing upskilling and cross-skilling digital courses  Q3 2022 Net Employment Outlook (NEO) for U.S. is 38%

Break Through Tech program
Glassdoor Companies Hiring 
The 27 Highest-Paying Trade Jobs — No Bachelor’s Degree Required
SideHusl - provides help navigating gig economy, job listings, ideas, tips on freelancing
ConnectRN - site connecting nurses with facilities in need of part-time nursing help

As Connecticut begins to reopen businesses and the economy, there are several resources available to support job-seekers and businesses get back to work quickly and safely. Governor Lamont and the state have forged several partnerships to provide residents with job-training for in-demand skills, and custom job portals with open positions across the state.

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  • Step-Up - (Subsidized Training and Employment Program)
  • Zippia -  A site for job seekers who want to empower their career aspirations with knowledgeable data.

Local Career Centers

American Job Center - Southwest - Job search offered at no cost - open to everyone. Located in Bridgeport, Derby & Stamford.

American Job Center - How Can We Help You? - An explanation of our services and who to contact for each service.

American Job Center Career Coach - "...a One-Stop on wheels and mobile classroom which brings career services and computer training to you!"

Goodwill Career Centers: 15 Cross Street. Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-840-0361
They provide FREE job prep classes-Resume Writing, Job Searching, Interview Skills, Cover Letter writing, etc. Every day including Saturday, Except Wednesdays. There is a calendar of classes at the Main Reference Desk. They also have one-on-one job counseling (not just for Goodwill jobs). Scroll down to the Norwalk Goodwill entry for a link to their current calendar of classes.

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