Category: Workers with criminal records

Resources for criminal justice social workers

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Are you a criminal justice social worker? 

CareerOneStop has a a website of resources just for you: Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders provides a collection of career, education and job search resources to help people with criminal records gain meaningful employment.

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Job search resources for prisoners and ex-offenders

CareerOneStop's Toolkit

CareerOneStop announces ReEntry.CareerOneStop.org, an online, secure version of CereerOneStop websites, with all external links disabled.

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Communication skills check-up

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Whether employers are hiring someone to make sandwiches, sell shoes, run science experiments, or repair plumbing—communication skills are always on the “must-have” list.

But, what exactly do employers mean by “communication skills”, and how can you tell if you have them?

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From incarceration to employment

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Reentry week, April 24-28, 2017, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Justice, calls attention to the approximately 600,000 citizens who will leave incarceration this year and return to their communities and families.

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Be ready for a new career in months

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Want to learn job skills and get ready for a new career in a hurry? Short-term training programs can be a great choice.

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Labor laws protect vulnerable workers

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Did you know that everyone who works in the United States has the same workplace rights?

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Do you need a license for that job?

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Did you know that nearly 30 percent of U.S. workers need a license to perform their job?

Learn more about licensing requirements in all 50 states.

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Find the certifications employers value the most

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Ready to boost your career?

Earning a certification is a great place to start.

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Can you erase your criminal record?

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Is a criminal record interfering with your job search and other goals? You may be able to seal your record and make a new start.

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Networking? Start using social media!

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Even though networking is a very effective job search method, it can be daunting to pick up the phone or walk into a room and start talking.

Online networking offers another way to reach a large group of people who can power up your job search.

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