Career Resources | FOR JOBSEEKERS
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PROGRAMS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Adult Ed/GED Preparation

 

Daytime classes in Bridgeport offer adults the chance to improve their employability by increasing basic skills and studying for the GED. Instruction is personalized based on each person’s abilities, and a flexible schedule makes CRI’s Adult Education a popular choice for adults who have to accommodate work and family obligations. Bridgeport also offers a GED testing site.

 

(203) 953-3270

Youth Career Advancement (YCA)

 

Youth Career Advancement (YCA) is a free, 8 week professional development program operated in partnership with YouthWorks. This program focuses on enhancing career-and college -readiness in the 16-24 year-olds in the Greater Bridgeport area. 203-416-8487.

 

YouthCareerAdvancement

Business Services

 

Businesses and American Job Center customers both win as CRI offers employers a pool of work-ready candidates. There is no placement fee. Employers also learn how to access tax credits for hiring eligible individuals.

 

(203) 953-3256

Career Coach

 

A fully-equipped mobile technology lab assists businesses with recruitment and training and serves as a mobile One Stop for jobseekers throughout Connecticut. For a calendar of activities, or to request rates or information about scheduling a visit, go to www.ajcswct.org, click Employer Services, the Career Coach, and select Calendar or Schedule Request Form.

 

(203) 953-3282

Community Resource Center

 

Located in the AJC One Stop at 350 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport, the Center offers personal assistance to customers to help them identify and locate resources, services or benefits to help them in their job search and career success.

 

Visit 350 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport.

Digital Literacy

 

Knowing that all jobseekers need solid computer skills, CRI’s One-Stop system in southwestern Connecticut uses MicroSoft’s Digital Literacy curriculum to ensure foundational skills are strong. Each month’s schedule is outlined in the monthly Bridgeport AJC calendar, available at www.ajcsw.org.

Everyone Works

Jobseekers with disabilities receive individualized counseling, job search assistance and adaptive technology. Everyone Works is open to any jobseeker aged 18 or older with disabilities, commonly those with sight and hearing impairments. There are no income or residency restrictions.

 

Visit the American Job Center at 350 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport.

STRIVE: Bridgeport, Hartford, NewHaven, and Waterbury

A unique three-week attitudinal job readiness course in a simulated work environment, emphasizing personal accountability; includes case management, job leads and two years of follow-up support.

 

Bridgeport, 350 Fairfield Ave., (203) 610-8678

Waterbury, 77-79 Bishop St.,

Hartford, 28 Sargeant St., (860) 560-0351

New Haven, 746 Chapel St., (203) 777-1720

STRIVE: Youth

For youth aged 14 and older, STRIVE Youth offers STRIVE attitudinal job readiness training, internships, mentoring, and vocational training and job placement. Residency restrictions apply.

 

Bridgeport, (203) 953-3277

Hartford, (860) 904-6126

Southwestern and Northwestern Connecticut American Job Centers One-Stop

CRI strives to create a One Stop system that offers a wealth of services and resources to help all jobseekers and businesses succeed. A variety of services, including Workforce Investment Act scholarships, is available to jobseekers and employers: career guidance, job matching, education, workshops, and training in high-growth fields.

 

Bridgeport, (203) 333-5129

Derby, (203) 734-3443

Waterbury, (203) 437-3380

Danbury, (203) 730-0451

Torrington, (860) 496-3500

Stamford, (203) 353-1702

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

 

Free, high-quality tax preparation assistance and filing, and connection to financial literacy services and all eligible tax credits. VITA is open to all families earning $50,000 or less annually. Services are available by appointment.

 

Bridgeport,  (203) 333-5129

PROGRAMS REQUIRING REFERRALS & OTHER SUPPORTIVE SERVICE LINKS

Southwestern and Northwestern Region JFES

CRI provides Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) case management services to the northwest and southwest regions. Program participants work with their Case Manager to develop an Individualized Employment Plan (IEP), including skill-building workshops, education and training programs and other activities geared towards obtaining and maintaining sustainable employment.

 

Bridgeport, (203) 333-5129

Waterbury, (203) 777-5117

Secure Jobs

Secure Jobs CT is a two-year demonstration pilot designed to increase the income of families transitioning from homelessness to housing by connecting them to the education, training and supports they need to secure and maintain stable, competitive employment. This will be accomplished by better integrating and coordinating the efforts of the homeless services, workforce and child care sectors to effectively serve families participating in the Department of Housing’s (DOH’s) Connecticut’s Rapid Re-Housing Program (CTRRP).

 

(203)610-8683.

Jobs at CRI

 

There are no open jobs at CRI at this time.