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Career Coach Offers Social Network Training For Job Hunters In Westport

Westport Town Hall will offer a program to help area residents find jobs.
Westport Town Hall will offer a program to help area residents find jobs. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The American Job Center Southwest’s Career Coach will return to Westport Town Hall.

The Career Coach will offer two sessions of a new course, “Social Networking for Employment,” from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.

Westport Town Hall is at 110 Myrtle Ave. in downtown Westport.

This course will focus on the increasing necessity for an online presence to be a credible employment candidate in the current hiring environment.

Emphasis is on the most popular social networking sites and how to use the resources and tools of those sites.

The Career Coach is a training center tour bus equipped with 10 wireless computer labs offering free computer classes to residents in the greater Norwalk area.

The mobile unit operates on a monthly schedule of visits to various community locations and is accessible to people with disabilities.

Area residents interested in registering should contact the Westport Department of Human Services at 203-341-1050 or send an e-mail to humansrv@westportct.gov.

Barbara Butler, director of the Westport Department of Human Services, stated, “I hope that by offering the American Job Center Southwest’s Career Coach in the Westport area, many residents who wish to improve their computer skills will find it convenient and useful in pursuing their personal goals.”

For more information, including the current Career Coach schedule, check the website for American Job Center Southwest at www.ajcswct.com .

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