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Job Assistance for Laid-Off Workers

When you have been laid off, searching for employment should become your full-time job. It's a process that takes initiative and patience. You can conduct a search from home or come into a Kentucky Career Center for a self-service job search. If these methods do not result in a job, you may be eligible for intensive services.

Self-service job search
The following services are available to anyone who comes into a Kentucky Career Center to conduct a job search:

  • Use of the phone and fax machine for contacting potential employers
  • Use of computers for creating resumes and conducting an online job search
  • Use of tutorials in typing and Microsoft Office computer programs
  • Assistance with applying for jobs
  • Referral to partnering agencies based on individual needs
  • Access to job search tips and website listings

Intensive services
One-on-one assistance includes, but is not limited to, the following services:

  • Vocational skills and interest assessments
  • Employment and career counseling
  • One-on-one resume writing and interviewing assistance
  • Veteran services

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