There are a lot of opportunities out there and we want to help you find the right one! WorkSource Montgomery American Job Centers’ expert staff and H.I.R.E. Specialists can share proven tips on how to achieve success in your job search. We can provide knowledge on the types of jobs that are growing and sustainable, how to prepare for them, and connections and events to help you obtain them. A first step in achieving success is to register with the Maryland Workforce Exchange so you can connect with employers and job opportunities as well as register for upcoming employment fairs, recruitment and hiring events.

We invite you to visit one of our locations and attend an Introduction to WorkSource Montgomery orientation to learn about what we offer. Check our calendar for upcoming orientations and events. The following resources and services are available at no cost to you:

  • Registration on the statewide workforce database, the Maryland Workforce Exchange, so employers can find you!
  • Use of computers, printers, faxes, and copiers
  • Telephones to schedule appointments
  • Job listings and calendar of job-related events
  • Literacy and English language training information
  • Information and referrals for supportive services to address basic life needs
  • Resume writing and interviewing tips
  • Workshops covering an array of topics from stress management to landing a Federal job
  • Staff support to navigate the Job Center
  • Referrals to other community provided job services (link to community page)
  • Transitional job opportunities for immediate needs
  • Interest and Aptitude Assessment
  • Access to an Assigned Career Advisor
  • Formalized Individual Employment Plan (IEP)
  • Access and funding for in-demand training (subject to funding availability)
  • Employer information sessions
  • Access to industry-specific job club support

The Helping Individuals Reach Employment (H.I.R.E) Program was launched by WorkSource Montgomery in 2018 to better serve job seekers in their communities. We understand that there are various needs and barriers to reach sustainable employment and not every job seeker can access our American Job Centers in Wheaton and Germantown, so we offer H.I.R.E. (pop-up) services in various Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) locations and communities to broaden our reach and raise awareness of WSM’s mission.

H.I.R.E. services do not require an appointment – walk-ins are always welcome. During an initial meeting, a career specialist works with customers one-on-one to identify their immediate employment needs, eligibility for federal assistance, and barriers to employment. If a customer’s need requires attention beyond one session or appointment, they are introduced to other WSM services or referred to one of our workforce partners.

Services vary depending on the employment needs of the immediate community. Specialists are expertly trained to work with customers of varying backgrounds, understand industry workforce trends, and know what skills are in demand so that they can tailor services offered depending on the location.

In general, H.I.R.E. services include:

  • Registration on the Maryland Workforce Exchange
  • Resume assistance
  • Identifying skills and talents
  • Advisement on interview techniques
  • Connection to other job search resources

H.I.R.E. Locations & Schedule

  • East County Regional Services Center – Daily, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Germantown American Job Center at the Upcounty Regional Services Center – 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
  • Marilyn J. Praisner Recreation Center (temporary location during library construction) – Thursdays, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Rockville Memorial Library – 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • Takoma Park Community Center – 1st Tuesday of the month, 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • White Oak Library – 1st Thursday of the month, 10:00 am to noon

“My Next Move” Career Search Site

My Next Move is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development. Job seekers can get helpful information about hundreds of types of careers and industries. The site includes videos about the various career types and can help to match a job seeker’s interests with the types of careers that may make for a good fit.

Montgomery College Career Coach

Use this helpful Career Coach from Montgomery College to assess your skills and to read about education options that align with your career path.

Career One Stop

Use this tool to access information about the American Job Center network, find career assessments, and job center locations across the United States.

American Job Center Calendars

Find our most recent workshop and event calendar available to download below:

East County November 2019 Calendar

Germantown November 2019 Calendar

Wheaton November 2019 Calendar

 

Stay informed on the latest workforce development trends, insights, and our local partnerships in Montgomery County.
For both the individual job seeker and the community organizations that support them, this newsletter provides job search resources and information on job fairs, hiring events, and workshops available in our community.

Contact Us

American Job Center Locations

Germantown

Upcounty Regional Services Center 12900 Middlebrook Road, First Floor
Germantown, MD 20874, USA
Phone: 240.406.5485
Fax: 301.685.5569

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Wheaton

EFFECTIVE 10/31/19
11510 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
Phone: 301.929.6880
TTY: 301.962.4083

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

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