Job Connection Center2019-07-16T13:19:28-04:00
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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 career exploration and job search process.

Job Connection services include:

  • Computer and internet access
  • Career planning
  • Resume and cover letter development assistance
  • Guidance and tips on effective job searching
  • Free workshops on topics such as Career Exploration, Mastering the Interview, Computer Skills 101 and Overcoming Barriers

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

Locations:
2550 34th Street N., St. Petersburg, inside the Goodwill superstore
10739 Big Bend Rd., Riverview, inside the Goodwill superstore

Workshops are offered at the Job Connection Centers, the St. Petersburg Public Library and Goodwill’s Clearwater Center.

Job Connection Center

Job Connection Center Hours                                         
Monday:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. St. Petersburg location/10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Riverview location
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. St. Petersburg location/10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Riverview location
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. St. Petersburg location/10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Riverview location
Thursday 9 a.m. –  3 p.m. St. Petersburg location/10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Riverview location
Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. St. Petersburg location/CLOSED Riverview location

Job Connection Center FREE KaleidoSCOPE program


Job Connection Center FREE Workshops
Skill Builder Workshops St. Petersburg – July/August/September 2019

Skill Builder Workshops Riverview – July/August/September 2019

FREE Workshops at Goodwill’s Clearwater Center, 16432 US 19 N, Clearwater
Skill Builder Workshops – July 2019

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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.