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Agency Receives Grant To Aid Unemployed

HARTFORD — Connecticut Congressional delegation on Tuesday announced a $9.9 million grant awarded to Capital Workforce Partners to train longterm unemployed and to provide  job placement assistance for jobs in the health care industry.

Capital Workforce will receive more than $4.9 million to coordinate programs and work alongside state and local elected officials. The resources awarded will be used to assist unemployed workers gain the skills needed to transition to healthcare careers through occupational training and on-the-job training.

Congressman John Larson said the grant is intended to help long term unemployed workers gain the skills they need to compete in fields that are in high demand such as nursing.

Workforce officials said they are excited about the partnership with the Hartford – Springfield Economic Partnership and the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County (MA) in helping to get people back to work in the New England Knowledge Corridor that stretches from Connecticut into Western Massachusetts.

Bridgeport-based WorkPlace Inc.will coordinate with business leaders and local officials to develop plans that identify and address the area’s employment needs and interests, officials said. The resources awarded will be used to fund an internship program that will train participants in healthcare fields and connect prospective employees to employers.

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Library Offers Job Hunting Workshop

GREATER HARTFORD — The Simsbury Public Library will offer two free workshops for job seekers in November.

“Your Hired! How to Land the Perfect Job in Any Economy” will be held on  Thursday, Nov. 4 from 2 p,m. – 4 p.m .

Pete Winiarski, Results Coach and Consultant will discuss how job seekers can get clear about their perfect job and how to employ the three types of action and why goals are reached faster when these three are employed.

He’ll also discuss the power of environments and how they can create desired results and be critical for identifying a ‘perfect job’.“Breaking Through the Employment Barriers: The Inside Scoop” will be held on Tuesday, Nov.  16 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.

Marcia LaReau PhD of Forward Motion has spent over two years working with job seekers, recruiters, and HR professionals. She will present key findings regarding the barriers that slow the road to employment success. In addition, attendees will learn how to make friends with the ‘black hole’ – partnering with technology, how to appeal to recruiters, human resource professionals, and hiring managers, job seekers’ self perceptions, interviewing strategies that work, and how to stay motivated.

The programs are free of charge, open to the public and will be held in the Program Room of the Simsbury Public Library at 725 Hopmeadow Street (Rte. 10). To register or for more information, visit the Library’s web site at www.simsburylibrary.info or contact Jennifer Keohane, Business Outreach Librarian at (860) 658-7663 x 2107.

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