State offices and all DLLR physical locations will be closed to the public December 24 & December 25, 2014. However, Unemployment Insurance telephone and Web operations WILL be available on Wednesday, December 24.

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CWC Orientation
Want to learn some techniques to shorten your job search, get the inside track on which companies are hiring in Howard County, then you may benefit from this orientation. 9:30am-11:00am. Call 410-290-2600.


CWC Orientation
Learn how to use all available resources and partnerships to enhance your job search. 9:30am-11:00am. Call 410-290-2600.

Early Intervention
Early Intervention is a job search workshop. Topics include: resumes, cover letters, networking, interviews, and coping with unemployment. Call 410-290-2601.

Professional Outplacement Assistance Center Jump-Start
A 2-day, interactive program designed for Professional, Executive, Technical and Managerial individuals. It offers an opportunity for staff and participants to share information on timely issues related to the job acquisition process and the development of income streams. For additional information, visit POAC.

Through a combination of your strongest interests, abilities and values, the CAPS, COPS and COPES career assessment will help you determine new occupations to pursue. This is a “timed” session, so participants must be on time to attend. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Open to anyone, but must sign up. Call 410-290-2600.

Secrets of Social Media
Live demonstration, website review, tips for Internet privacy, key words, Internet friendly résumé, key words, online apps, job boards, social media skills. Learn these tips and more in this session. Open to anyone, but must sign up online.

Resume & Interviewing Workshops
In theses hands-on, interactive sessions, you will receive immediate critique from peers and facilitators. These sessions will provide real-time preparation assistance to get you ready to start a more effective job search. Call 410-290-2600.

Learn networking techniques to enhance your job search, develop and maintaining contacts with a variety of individuals to keep up with industry changes. Call 410-290-2600 to reserve a seat.

Online Career Tools
Come learn how use Online Assessment & Job Search Tools to Enhance Your Job Acquisition Process & Reemployment Opportunities. Call 410-290-2600 to reserve a seat.

Ten Steps to a Federal Job
If you want to be successful in landing a federal job, you need to understand the government’s unique and complex application process. This curriculum shows you how to succeed by breaking the government’s intricate process down into 10 simple steps. Also includes how to match your skills and resume to federal jobs and how to prepare a successful federal application package. Presented by a certified Federal Job Search Trainer and Federal Career Counselor with over 30 years of Federal Government experience. Bring documentation. Call 410-290-2600 to reserve a space.

Word Processing for Extreme Beginners
RESERVATION REQUIRED/SPACE LIMITED. Learn to navigate the new Windows environment. Prerequisites: Previous 2003 experience; knowledge of using the mouse. Call 410-290-2620.

Social Media for Job Seekers
Leverage the power of Social Media in your job search. Tap the hidden job market. Be a Savvy Social Searcher! Focus will be on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Call 410-290-2600.

Security Clearance 101
The Mid-Maryland Office of Workforce Development, in partnership with the Fort Meade Alliance hosts an informational workshop to assist in learning more about security clearances. The Fort Meade Alliance operates the Project SCOPE Speakers Bureau, which consists of current business and industry professionals who have security clearances and can speak about the need for these clearances and the process of obtaining them. Creating awareness of the steps to obtaining a security clearance will facilitate better success in getting through the process.

If the Howard County Public Schools have a delayed opening or closure due to bad weather, all scheduled workshops/sessions will be cancelled.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you require special accommodations, please contact 410-290-2600 or TTY: Call Maryland Relay 711


Columbia Workforce Center
7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia MD 21046
Telephone (410) 290-2600 Fax: (410) 312-0834
A One-Stop Partner


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