Group Seeks to Guide Unemployed

Local volunteer organization makes presentation on job hunting at the library.

A local volunteer organization that helps people find jobs and connect with appropriate services hosted a presentation by CTWorks about opportunities for the unemployed Wednesday morning at the .

Joe Soja created the  about three years ago.

“It started as a church project and grew,” he said.

The has helped about 150 people find jobs, Soja said. The group has helped people from as far away as New Haven find a job, Soja added.

Library Director Mary Hogan, who is a volunteer with the group, advises people on how to use the library's resources for professional development and job searches.

The meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at . The group is free of charge. Hogan is expected to be the guest speaker tonight.

For more information, email rhjobgroup@gmail.com or call (860) 380-0581.

The presentation was by CTWorks, which is a state agency that works with the Connecticut Labor Department to provide services like resume preparation and job search assistance to Connecticut residents.

CTWorks representative Jill Watson said there is a 16 percent unemployment rate in the Hartford area.

Rocky Hill and 36 other towns are represented in the north central region, where CTWorks maintains offices in Hartford, Manchester, Enfield and New Britain. CTWorks one stop career centers give unemployed people a place to receive services that they need, Watson said.


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