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EAC has opened a new office in St. Cloud to help Stearns and Benton County residents who receive welfare assistance obtain employment.

Please join us on Thursday, May 16 at our Open House from 3-5 p.m at the Midtown Square Mall, 3333 W. Division Street, Suite 112, St. Cloud, MN 56301. A brief program will begin at 4 p.m.

EAC Open House Evite.pdf

In the News: Looking for Work for Thousands

Carrie Scheffler, Director of Employment Action Center, recently shared Employment Action Center’s work in the community for Twin Cities’ jobseekers. Click below to view the full article:

http://www.startribune.com/business/138655049.html

In The News: Commentary on Racial Disparities in Minnesota

Debbie Atterberry, President of RESOURCE, was recently highlighted in the Star Tribune for her opinion piece on racial disparities in Minnesota. For the full article, please visit www.startribune.com/opinion/otherviews/137320228.html

Welfare-to-Work Expands Community Connections

EAC’s Welfare-to-Work Division recently expanded its “Community Connections” service component to include volunteer opportunities for program participants. Community Connections’ mission is to establish closer working relationships between Welfare-to-Work programs and area human service organizations that serve as referral sources and provide needed services to our program participants.

To date, Welfare-to-Work staff have donated over 4,000 hours of service to nonprofits in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Dakota Counties.

Through Community Connections, Welfare-to-Work participants can now build on-the-job experience with our community partners. Volunteering with local nonprofits gives participants the skills to successfully transition to the workplace and makes them more competitive candidates in the job market.

For additional information about Community Connections, please visit our Community Connections Home Page.

Are you recently separated from active duty and having a difficult time finding a job?

Our Jobs for Veterans program can help. We provide assessment and employment counseling, including workshops on resumes, interviewing, and job search strategies. In addition, we teach you to use the latest online job search tools. These tools will help you transfer your military skills to civilian jobs.

We have an experienced staff that is knowledgeable of military activities. We regularly participate in reintegration events and other veteran support activities. We work with veterans who returned from active duty in all the military services including the Minnesota National Guard.

To qualify for Jobs for Veterans you need a DD214 that indicates “an other than Dishonorable Discharge.” We can offer you services for 12 months or until you accept employment.

For additional information or to enroll in Jobs for Veterans, please call or email Lisa Nabbefeld (612-752-8625 or lnabbefeld@resource-mn.org) or Tom Carroll (612-752-8828 or tcarroll@resource-mn.org).

Visit our Jobs For Veterans Page

To learn more about our employment services for veterans, visit our Jobs for Veterans webpage, or LIKE us on Facebook to stay current on upcoming events and issues related to veteran employment.

Women’s Programs in the News

Employment Action Center’s Women Achieving New Directions program was recently featured in the Pioneer Press. Women Achieving New Directions has been providing wage and career advancement services for low-income women in the Twin Cities for more than 20 years.

Click Here to view the article and learn more about EAC’s Women’s Programs.

2012 Achieving Dreams Sponsorship

Interested in supporting low-income families and promoting your business to thousands of potential consumers? Consider a sponsorship at our annual Achieving Dreams fundraising breakfast!

The 2012 RESOURCE Achieving Dreams breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5th at the Hilton Minneapolis. This event provides your business with the perfect opportunity to get your name and logo in front of thousands of individuals while promoting your charitable work. Promotional opportunities include recognition on event materials, listings in RESOURCE newsletters (sent to over 3,500 businesses and households), and company banners at the event, among many others.

Click Here for the 2012 Achieving Dreams sponsorship packet

Act Soon! Commit to a sponsorship by February 28th to be included on the Achieving Dreams event invitation and other early promotional materials.

Employment Programs Receive Award From the City of Minneapolis

Employment Action Center’s youth, adult, and dislocated worker employment programs were recently awarded “Vendors of the Year” by the City of Minneapolis Employment and Training Program (METP).

EAC received these awards for outstanding job placement and retention outcomes in our programs serving low-income jobseekers in Minneapolis.

Pictured below are staff from EAC’s Youth and Adult Programs with representatives from the City of Minneapolis: (front row) Deb Bahr-Helgen, Stacy Schleeter, Becca Lopez, Sherry Glanton, and Carrie Scheffler; (back row) Debbie Atterberry, Abdulqadir Issa, Robert Lilligren, Kevin Reich, Lisa Goodman, Shoua Vang, Cam Gordon, John Quincy, and Don Samuels.

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