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What services available to help get me back to work?

unemployed_personQ: What services may be available to help get me back to work?

A: There are three types of services that are potentially available to you at no cost:
All workers have access to core services like those listed below through a local One-Stop Career Center. You may have received information on these services through your Rapid Response team if you were part of a larger layoff. This is the first step in obtaining information such as:
Unemployment Insurance
Pension Benefits & Health Insurance Coverage
Job Search Assistance
Job Referral
Local Area Job Openings
Resume Assistance
Job Training

If the core services do not produce results, you may be eligible for one-on-one assistance, group career workshops, and other assistance such as:
Assessment of your Skills and Abilities
Resume Writing Classes
Help in Planning how to get back to work
Stress and Financial Management Workshops
One-on-One Job Counseling

Training Services, like those listed below, may be available to help you get a good job. If you qualify for help you will have access to a broad range of training services. Your One-Stop Career Center will have a list of training programs, descriptions and costs to help guide you in the decision-making process.
Occupational Skills Training
On-the-Job Training
Skills Improvement
GED Preparation
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Math and Reading Training

Your local One-Stop Career Center can help you identify sources of financial assistance to help pay for training.
Some services for dislocated workers have eligibility requirements. Please check with your State Dislocated Worker/Rapid Response Team or One-Stop Career Center for details.


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  1. I have been recently fired from my job at Cosmo Prof. I feel like I was wrongfully terminated because of several reasons. First, the store manager Jackie found out I was pregnant, and everything changed from that point on, probably because I was sick my whole first trimester. I worked long hours and closed the store by myself on a regular basis. I never called in as they have done many of times.
    Although I was able to push through that and work reguardless, she started treating me differently on a daily basis. She did several other inappropriate things; however, my main issue is that I no longer am employed and I’m in my second trimester of pregnancy. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to be eligible to work wherever I have to. In this case I honestly feel wronged because the reason Jackie, the store manager, fires me “she said “, was because I was late, on a Sunday when we don’t open until noon but I was there at 10:30 instead of 10:15. She also said it was because I took a 45 minute lunch break on 7/21/17, which was the Friday before the Sunday she terminated me, not recognizing the fact that I was working a 9-10 hour shift that day, and the fact that I never do that any other time. She came into Cosmo Prof on 7/22/17 which was the Saturday before I was terminated and we talked. She never said anything about me getting terminated nor did she call me Sunday morning to tell me not to come in. Therefore; she not only cost me the gas money it costs me to get there and back to home, she waisted my time.
    Finally, I’m going to get to Friday morning. Jackie was there that morning and had left early due to her being sick, however; before she goes to the “Urgent Treatment Center”, she felt well enough to ask me to come in the back with her as she wanted to know who David Narramore was to me. As many of us know, David has been plastered all over the news because of some incident he was supposedly involved in, while he was in Kingsport TN. He is my Uncle, however I don’t speak to him anymore from years prior. She immediately started making jokes and it seemed like she was judging me because of my relation to him. I felt very uncomfortable telling Jackie anything about that situation simply because she involves herself into situations where she’s not needed, and then I feel as if she uses the information you tell her against you later on. I feel like she pressured me into a lot of decisions I wouldn’t have normally made, because I honestly feared of loosing my job and I knew it wouldn’t be easy to find another job while I’m pregnant. I have several of other issues I could go on and on about, however; this is my main concern. Thank you for your time and I hope I have something to work with.

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Unemployment Office Tips:

Tips to help you when visiting your local Unemployment Office:

  • Show Up Early: Your local unemployment office can sometimes be crowded. You must understand that there are a lot of people currently looking for work. So you will find a lot of people filing for benefits.
  • Be prepared to wait: With lots of people at your local unemployment office, if you are late you will have to wait. The best way to avoid the long lines is to get to the office early.
  • Be prepared with your Documents: If you are applying for unemployment benefits be sure to take with you all necessary information such as a job release letter, date of last employment and name of the company.
  • Have a Cool Head: With lots of people at your local unemployment office waiting to be seen it’s easy to get frustrated and loose you cool. Remember that counselors are there to assist you. Keeping a cool head and being courteous will help speed the process along.

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