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Friday, February 17, 2012

Milford Management Re-Employment Workshop Workforce Alliance Helps Job-Seekers Take Control of Their Job Searches

From the Milford Mayor's office
Mayor Benjamin G. Blake and Workforce Alliance invite job-seekers who are currently out of work to take advantage of a special all-day workshop. The workshop will be held at the Milford Public Library, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Re-employment workshop is an interactive experience for job-seekers with management experience who have been out of work for an extended period of time. Topics include:
• Setting smart job targets in light of today’s job climate
• Your network/your message
• On-line search and applications
• Using social networking media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Job Boards, etc.)
• Managing your time
“Workforce Alliance wanted to assist management workers who have had difficulty finding a job in this recession. Mid and high-level people have found themselves unemployed for longer periods of time”, stated Mayor Blake. “We requested this workshop for Milford because it offers local residents great advice for a new way to approach their job search. In addition, we will have guests who will outline retraining opportunities and available social services.”

The workshop will be led by Laura Collins of Collins Group, a Human Resources consulting firm that brings over twenty years of corporate and consulting experience. She has held leadership roles in Staffing and Development in both the finance and pharmaceuticals industries. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Human Resources at Gateway Community College.

“These workshops are our response to an employment crisis that has left no family untouched”, said William Villano, Executive Director of Workforce Alliance. “Many people have been unemployed for an unusually long period: more than 6 times longer than in the last major recession in 1991.”

The workshop is free and includes lunch. Residents who are interested in participating should reserve a seat by emailing: Or call Robert Fort at 203-624-1493 Ext. 242. Seating is limited, so please respond ASAP. All requests will receive replies.


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