New Building for Employment Connection

New address, new equipment, same goal: building the workforce in the community.

Job seeker Brooke Millender came to Taylor County Employment Connections for help on writing a resume.

Brooke says, "It's very convenient, it helps a lot. Instead of sitting at home and doing it myself, I can come here and get the help I need."

Now located in a bigger, better building on Jefferson Street in Perry, Employment Connections site manager says it can better serve residents through job searches, readiness training, workforce investments and interviewing skills.

Jerry Durbin, Site Manager, says, "If they're unsuccessful with that, then we give them assessments, find out what they would be good at. If they don't get a job after that then we refer them to training."

Not only does Employment Connections help people like Brooke Millender who are looking for a job, but it also has a youth program that helps younger people train before they enter the job market.

April Lewis, Youth Career Coach, says, "We're grooming tomorrow's leaders, at the same time giving them the tools and the chances to do some career exploration and really find out what's going to make them happy and successful. Employers win also because they have someone with a little bit extra edge."

Managers say the mission is to help employers build a stronger local economy.