Local Office Assists Job Hunters
The Career Resource Center
333 Phillips Drive,
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Open: Each Wednesday 770-473-2121
Career Advisor for the Henry County Center: Angela Jenkins
The Career Resource Center, part of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Workforce Board, is a one-stop local resource center for those truly seeking to get back into the workforce and stay there.
The basic services offered at the Center include:
- Help with finding a job and job matching
- Resume preparation
- Workshops on how to develop interview skills and how to look for a job
- How to use computers to prepare resumes and assist with job searches
- Access to computers and general office equipment to prepare cover letters, make copies of your resume, and fax and e-mail your resume to prospective employers
For those needing more advanced training equipping them to return to work, there is assistance with financial aid planning including applying for PELL grants, HOPE scholarships and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) financial assistance to pay for additional training. Free training may be available through an Individual Training Account (ITA) to cover approved training and education expenses. Training is approved for jobs and occupations that are considered to be "in demand". Other eligibility requirements apply for training assistance.
Wednesday mornings are reserved for training while the afternoons is open to clients wanting to come in to work on their resumes, use the computers, or do other research using the materials available at the Center. Morning training sessions require an appointment. To schedule a meeting with an interviewer and begin the orientation and testing process, call the local office or go to the ARC website at www.atlantaregional.com/workforcesolutions.