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Contact: Angie Konig: (641) 422-1536

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Iowa Workforce January Career Workshops

MASON CITY, IOWA–The Workforce Development Partnership is offering career planning workshops and services during January All events are being held in Mason City at the local Workforce Development Center, 600 S. Pierce Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401 at no fee.

Workshop dates and topics are:

Every Tuesday, Résumé Workshop, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
This is a one-hour information session on how to prepare your résumé. Registration is required. Call: (641) 422-1524 to register.

January 3: Assessment, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This day includes an interest inventory and aptitude test to help participants decide which career track to pursue. To register call Janice at (641) 422-1515.

January 23 - 25: Your Successful Job Search, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Three days will be spent on developing resumes, filling out applications and brushing up on interviewing skills. Call Jerry at (641) 422-1502 to register.

January 17: Coping With Change Workshop, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
During this 2 hour workshop participants will be provided with information and methods for dealing with change related to unemployment. Workshop topics include change zones, unemployment blues, managing stress, family concerns, and self esteem and support. For additional information and/or to register please call Mila at (641) 422-1525, or (800) 392-2230 ext 525.

January 18: Budgets and Finance, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This 3 hour workshop will provide participants with information regarding: community resources, reviewing your finances, working with creditors, health insurance and unemployment insurance. For additional information and/or to register please call Mila at: (641) 422-1525 or (800) 392-2230 ext 525.

January 24: Job and Career Options Workshop, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This 2 hour workshop will provide participants with information regarding options available when returning to work or school. Workshop topics include returning to work; job readiness; transferable skills; work experiences; barriers to employment; returning to school; benefits and costs; school readiness; enrollment procedures; financial aid; and balancing school, work and family. For additional information and/or to register please call Mila at: (641) 422-1525 or (800) 392-2230 ext 525.

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