Job Connection Center2020-07-06T11:26:01-04:00
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Goodwill’s Job Connection Centers provide free services to job seekers, helping them access resources and develop skills that can lead to greater employment success. Goodwill employment specialists offer guidance through the job search process and can help you access services to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis.

Job Connection centers are open and ready to assist you, in person, over the phone or online at www.myjobconnection.org
Center hours:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Service by phone available:
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
For service by phone, call 727-282-4478 (include area code)
There will be no services available on Friday, July 3, in observance of the July 4 holiday.

Job Connection services include:

  • Assistance filling unemployment applications
  • Computer and internet access
  • Resume and cover letter development assistance
  • Guidance and tips on effective job searching
  • Referral to companies that are hiring

In addition, the Centers offer a friendly atmosphere to get answers regarding local services and resources, such as help with food stamps, where to find childcare, transportation and training.

We’re following strict CDC guidelines, for everyone’s safety.

Locations:
2550 34th Street N., St. Petersburg, inside the Goodwill superstore
727-321-7337

10739 Big Bend Rd., Riverview, inside the Goodwill superstore
813-302-9405

Job Connection Center

Job Connection Center FREE KaleidoSCOPE program


Job Connection Center FREE Workshops*
*All workshops are cancelled until further notice in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Skill Builder Workshops St. Petersburg – Temporarily cancelled

Skill Builder Workshops Riverview – Temporarily cancelled

FREE Workshops at Goodwill’s Clearwater Center, 16432 US 19 N, Clearwater
Skill Builder Workshops – Temporarily cancelled

If you are unable to access the above documents, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator.

Career Exploration: Learn about yourself and where you want to work. Gain insights on interests, skills and strengths through activities or assessments. Find out about resources that will assist you in learning more about job and career options. Additionally, learn what skills are desirable to employers and ways to develop those skills.

Computer Skills 101: In this interactive computer class you will learn basics about the computer, including how to use the keyboard and mouse. Internet and email instruction also included, if needed.

Financial Literacy: Learn the basic skills for managing money. Topics include: learning the signs of debt distress; restructuring debt; developing a spending plan that accomodates all living expenses; learning how to manage debt and save for the future.

Mastering the Interview: Learn how to prepare for and have a successful job interview. Find out the biggest mistake you can avoid on an interview and what can derail an interview. Also learn what the most frequently asked questions are during an interview and how to respond to them. Participate in a mock interview and receive constructive feedback for a winning interview.

Job Seeking Techniques: A review of basic job search techniques using a variety of sources, including the internet and networking. Learn about the hidden job market and explore ways to find those job openings that are rarely posted.

Overcoming Barriers: Learn how to overcome barriers of a criminal history when seeking employment. This workshop will teach you about the Federal Bonding Program.

Resume Development 101: Learn how to write a winning resume. This workshop will cover the basic components of a resume, including what information to include and not include, and how to best showcase your talents, work history, and experiences.

To inquire about Job Connection Center services,
e-mail JobConnection@goodwill-suncoast.com
or call 727-321-7337 for the St. Petersburg location or 813-302-9405 for the Riverview location.