One-Stop Career Centers

9 minutes

There are One-Stop Career Centers throughout the United States. And they provide job seekers with training referrals, career counseling, different job postings or openings, as well as a number of other employment-related services. And they provide all of these services in one place. One-Stop Career Centers provide services to all kinds of people with a wide variety of employment needs. One-Stop Career Centers offer many excellent services. One of these is an orientation workshop for new job seekers, in which they explain all of the services they provide. Each One-Stop Career Center addresses local employment needs. They provide assistance for people who are first time job seekers, as well as the unemployed or those looking to retrain and start a new career or even people who are currently working but may want to find a different job. It's not hard to find the One-Stop Career Center in your area. You can go online, or call a toll-free telephone number to find your local One-Stop Career Center. We also have a Supporting Documents page on the website with additional information about how you can find your local One-Stop Career Center. By going to the PEPNet website, you'll look for the Getting a Job video series, which will bring you to a link entitled Supporting Documents. And by clicking on that link you'll see a number of different documents. Look for the one called One-Stop Career Centers. And once downloaded, this document will provide you with additional information. Not all One-Stop Career Centers will have accommodations ready and waiting for you when you walk in the door, such as interpreting services or real-time captioning services. However, each center is required to have a plan in place for providing those accommodations. So it is your responsibility to know what accommodations you need. And you also must request those accommodations explicitly. It's often a good idea to get a Case Manager from the One-Stop Career Center. Case Managers can be the key in helping you coordinate your job search and can even coordinate and pay for interpreters for job interviews. Requesting accommodations may be the key to accessing the services you need. You can do this by sending an email or by going in and asking for those accommodations in person. We do have a document that explains the services provided within the One-Stop Career Center. If you go online to the PEPNet website, look for the Getting a Job video series, and from there you can find a sample of what an email message should contain when you're requesting a specific accommodation from the One-Stop Career Center. Let's look at some typical services that most One-Stop Career Centers provide. One, job listings. These are simply job openings at various companies that you can access from the One-Stop Career Center. Two, assessments. These can help you identify your skills and then know what types of jobs you may be good at. Three, career counseling services to discuss your future. Four, referrals to job openings. This means that a company may have an immediate need to hire individuals, and the One-Stop Center can refer you to apply for those jobs immediately. Five, onsite interviews. This means an employer may accept applications or host interviews at the One-Stop Career Center. Six, workshops. These are classes where you can learn more about the job search and the employment services available to you. Seven, help in applying for financial assistance in order to pursue additional training or education. And this service is provided at no cost. To find out what else your local One-Stop Career Center has to offer, it's best for you to contact them directly and inquire about the services that they provide. You may also consider asking your teacher or your school guidance counselor if you and your classmates can visit your local One-Stop Career Center, so you can familiarize yourselves with the services offered there, and you can understand how to access the center's services. The goal of the One-Stop Career Center is to work collaboratively with other agencies. This collaboration ensures that services are provided more accessibly, conveniently, and efficiently for your use. One example of this type of partnership is the relationship between the One-Stop Career Center and Vocational Rehabilitation, or Voc Rehab. This partnership can greatly enhance your job search process.


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American Job Centers (also known as One-Stop Centers) are designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. Established under the Workforce Investment Act, and reauthorized in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, the centers offer training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services. Part of the "Getting a Job" series.

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