JVS Human Services Continues to Support Out-of-Work Metro Detroiters

JVS Human Services Continues to Support Out-of-Work Metro Detroiters

 Topics include virtual interviews, returning after furlough, gig work for unemployed professionals and strategies for working at home.

JVS Human Services continues to support out-of-work metro Detroiters during the pandemic, along with those faced with the challenges of working from home, with a series of twice-weekly interactive webinars called ‘The Road Ahead’.

The series of Facebook Live webinars were created in response to the huge disruption in work life that so many metro Detroiters have faced and continue to experience, and the need for people to get rapid and practical help with employment.

JVS is one of the leading human services agencies in metropolitan Detroit offering services to enhance the lives of job seekers, people with disabilities and seniors, and impacting the lives of more than 13,000 people a year.

Topics for ‘The Road Ahead’ include:

  • How to ace a virtual interview – Tuesday, June 16, at 10 a.m.
  • Mastering LinkedIn for networking – Thursday, June 18, at 3 p.m.
  • Returning to work after furlough – Tuesday, June 23, at 10 a.m.
  • Gig work for unemployed professionals – Thursday, June 25, at 3 p.m.
  • Rights and responsibilities at work – Tuesday, June 30, at 10 a.m.
  • Strategies for working from home – Tuesday, July 7, at 10 a.m.
  • Overcoming age discrimination – Tuesday, July 14, at 10 a.m.

A full list of upcoming topics is available here.

The programs run for 30 minutes, with 10 of those minutes dedicated to answering viewers’ questions.

“More of us than ever are uncertain about our careers, and that is undeniably scary. JVS is here to help you prepare for your next opportunity, whether that means writing a great resume, knowing what it takes to ace an interview on Zoom, or getting help networking during this unprecedented time,” said Jason Charnas, Director of Business and Career Services at JVS Human Services.

“We also recognize that for those who have remained in employment, working from home comes with its own challenges, and for others there is the reality of furlough. We are hopeful that our webinars will provide practical tools to help people navigate these new challenges and achieve success.”

Charnas pointed out that the agency continues to offer virtual one-on-one meetings with its employment specialists. For appointments, email employmenthelp@jvshumanservices.org.

Additional services are available at JVS Human Services’ Job Seekers page

About JVS Human Services:

Since 1941, JVS Human Services has been a leader in the community helping individuals and businesses achieve their employment goals. The agency helps job seekers jumpstart their careers, provides enriching programs for people with disabilities, and helps seniors remain active and engaged in the community.

In 2018, JVS Human Services provided services to over 10,000 metro-Detroit residents and assisted more than 1,000 employers seeking job candidates for a variety of occupations and skill levels.






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Cynthia Tait

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