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WELCOME TO. The Purpose of this Orientation. What is Workforce Connection? What does Workforce Connection Offer? How do you access these services?. What is Workforce Connection? Partner Agencies. California Indian Manpower Consortium Clovis Adult Education Fresno Adult School

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the purpose of this orientation
The Purposeof this Orientation
  • What is Workforce Connection?
  • What does Workforce Connection Offer?
  • How do you access these services?

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What is Workforce Connection?

Partner Agencies

  • California Indian Manpower Consortium
  • Clovis Adult Education
  • Fresno Adult School
  • Fresno City and Fresno County Housing Authorities
  • Fresno County Department of Human Services
  • Fresno County Economic Opportunity Commission
  • Fresno County Workforce Investment Board
  • Workforce Connection Service Providers
  • State of California Department of Rehabilitation
  • State of California Employment Development Department
  • State Center Community College District
  • West Hills Community College District
  • Fresno Madera Area Agency on Aging

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What Does Workforce Connection Offer?

Staff Assisted Services

Self Directed Services

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Self Directed and Staff Assisted Services Are Offered

Self Directed

Staff Assisted

No Eligibility Required

Eligibility Required

  • Resource Room
  • Career Exploration Tools
  • Job Readiness Library
  • Job Listings
  • Job Readiness Workshops
  • Computer Classes
  • Competency Assessments
  • Staff Assisted Job Search
  • Educational & Training Opportunities
  • Employer Services
  • Youth Services (15 – 21)
  • Assistance with barriers to employment

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Self-Directed Services

Resource Room Activities

  • Job Boards
  • Internet access
  • CalJOBS
  • Daily classified section from the Fresno Bee
  • Phones to call employers
  • Fax to send out resumes and cover letters
  • Copy Machine
  • Labor Market Information
  • Access to community resources
  • Resource Library
  • Prepare a resume
  • Staff Assistance available upon request

Navigate The

World Wide Web

Read The Classifieds Job Listings

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Resource Room

Activity Guidelines

Resource Room Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Passport card is required for Resource Room usage
  • No food or drinks allowed
  • You will be asked to leave for inappropriate use of equipment

or inappropriate attire

  • If the resource room is busy a two-hour limit will be imposed

on the use of equipment

  • Each location has specific guidelines regarding the availability
  • of childcare at the Resource Room.

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Self-Directed Services

Job Readiness Workshops

  • Help creating a resume
  • Reviewing do’s and don’ts for an interview
  • How to be aggressive with your job search
  • Creating a cover letter
  • Conducting an electronic job search
  • Following up with an employer
  • Computer Workshop

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Job Search Assistance

  • You may be eligible for additional services if you:
  • Have served in the military
    • Veteran Services
  • Are a Native American such as American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian
    • American Indian Manpower Consortium
  • Have a disability
    • Department of Rehabilitation
  • Have a degree, management experience or a business
    • Central Valley Professionals
    • Small Business Development Corporation

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Job Search Assistance(Continued)

  • Are a migrant or seasonal farm worker
    • EDD Migrant Seasonal Farm workers program
    • Proteus Farm workers Program
  • Are 55 years or older
    • Fresno Madera Area Agency on Aging
    • A.A.R.P.
  • Are receiving TANF or Cal Works
    • Welfare to Work
    • Success Center and Jobs 2000
  • Are a dislocated worker or having difficulty finding employment
    • Services under the WIA Program

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Educational Opportunities

Are you interested in getting your High School Diploma or GED?

  • Help and information is available upon request.

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Housing Assistance

  • For qualified Families or Individuals:
  • Are you interested in Housing Subsidies?
        • HUD Rental Assistance/Section 8

Are you interested in purchasing a home?

        • HUD Home Ownership Programs

Are you homeless or in need of Shelter?

        • Homeless Assistance
        • Emergency Shelter

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Temporary Assistance

  • The following services are provided by the Fresno County Human Services System - Department of Employment & Temporary Assistance:
  • Cash Assistance


General Relief

  • Medi-Cal/MSP
  • Food Stamps

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How Do I Access These Services?

  • Each program has their own eligibility criteria.
  • A referral may be provided to the appropriate


  • Make a selection on your Interest Worksheet and

give it to the orientation facilitator.

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Community Resources

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If you would like further assistance please see one of our friendly staff members.

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Thank you!


Have a nice day!

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