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

Presented by: WorkSource Montgomery, Montgomery College, HBI and PACT

WorkSource Montgomery has created a Green Construction Pre-Apprenticeship program in partnership with Montgomery College. Participants will learn hands-on industry standard construction skills focused on sustainable building practices. Sustainable or “green” construction is a growing segment in the larger skilled craft trades industry. Efforts by local, state, and federal government are underway to decrease the carbon footprint making the skills that will be taught in this program highly marketable and thus offers those who complete the program long-term career options.

Graduates of the 10-week program will get an industry-recognized, DOL-approved certification from Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

The program is FREE of charge and is expected to start on March 14, 2022. Participants will receive their training at Montgomery College’s Guldelsky Center located at the Rockville Campus.  CLICK HERE to download our informational flyer.

For more information or to sign-up, please contact James LeBlanc at jleblanc@worksourcemontgomery.com.

What is SkillUp® Mongtomery?

SkillUp® Montgomery is a virtual career services program made available by WorkSource Montgomery and Montgomery County for all MoCo residents through the Metrix Learning® platform. SkillUp® Montgomery offers FREE and UNLIMITED access to more than 5,000 high-quality online training courses for 180 days (6 months). Through SkillUp® Montgomery, the Metrix online learning platform provides unlimited access to the same training courses by the majority of Fortune 500 companies.

JOB SEEKERS

Whether you are looking for a new job due to recent unemployment, looking to change careers or transition into a different industry, or looking to enhance/upgrade your skills, our SkillUp® Montgomery initiative can help you take charge of your future and prepare you!

Key Features

  • Integrated assessments
  • 5,000+ Workplace Skills/Business/IT courses
  • 10 Career Pathways, 200 Occupations
  • 300+ Skill Tracks
  • 100+ Certification Training Tracks
  • FREE digital badges & certificates of completion

How Do I Sign Up?

  1. Go to: http://wsm.skillupamerica.org/
  2. Click “JOBSEEKERS”  “REGISTER FOR FREE”
  3. Fill out your information for instant access
  4. Take as many courses as you want for 180 days (6 months)

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 Library – 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

*As of May 2020, our H.I.R.E. services are being offered virtually every Monday morning in partnership with Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL). To sign up for a session with our career expert visit MCPL’s Virtual Events Calendar and look for “HIRE – Virtual” on Mondays.

“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 Calendar

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

June 2022 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
    Germantown@worksourcemontgomery.com

    HOURS OF OPERATION

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

    Wheaton

    11510 Georgia Avenue, First Floor
    Wheaton, MD 20902
    Phone: 301.929.6880
    TTY: 301.962.4083
    Wheaton@worksourcemontgomery.com

    HOURS OF OPERATION

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

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