Cen­ter promotes work­force de­vel­op­ment

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CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Depart­ment of So­cial Ser­vices One-Stop Ca­reer Cen­ter has part­nered with a group of lo­cal work­force de­vel­op­ment agen­cies pro­vid­ing cus­tomer driven work­force em­ploy­ment and train­ing ser­vices to job seek­ers and busi­nesses.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from those agen­cies and So­cial Ser­vice vis­ited AZZ Inc., a man­u­fac­turer and in­te­gra­tor of elec­tri­cal en­clo­sure sys­tems, serv­ing the util­ity and in­dus­trial mar­kets with cus­tom­ized power con­trol cen­ters. The group met with the hu­man re­sources man­ager in an ef­fort to con­nect lo­cal job seek­ers with em­ploy­ment and re­ceived an over­view of the com­pany’s po­si­tions and work­place ex­pec­ta­tions. The tour of the work­site has re­sulted in an en­hanced abil­ity to con­nect job seek­ers into long-term job place­ments by al­low­ing an on­site ob­ser­va­tion of the work en­vi­ron­ment.

“AZZ Inc., lo­cated in Milling­ton will serve as an ex­cel­lent lo­cal busi­ness part­ner and con­nect­ing job seek­ers to long-term job place­ments,” said Den­ime McCain, as­sis­tant direc­tor of Fam­ily In­vest­ment Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The One-Stop Ca­reer Cen­ter pro­vides a va­ri­ety of em­ploy­ment sup­port and in­for­ma­tional re­sources to as­sist in­di­vid­u­als with achiev­ing their em­ploy­ment goals and en­cour­age life­long learn­ing. Job seek­ers may uti­lize com­put­ers with Mi­crosoft Of­fice and In­ter­net ac­cess, laser print­ers, copiers, faxes and phones for use in their job search. Also avail­able are videos, books and work­shops on job search topics. Aux­il­iary aids and ser­vices are avail­able upon re­quest to in­di­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties in­clud­ing sup­port­ive ser- vices for un­em­ployed and un­der­em­ployed par­ent(s) meet­ing Tem­po­rary Cash As­sis­tance Pro­gram re­quire­ments.

The One-Stop Ca­reer Cen­ter is lo­cated at 125 Comet Drive in Centreville and is open to the pub­lic 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week­days. The cen­ter ob­serves state gov­ern­ment clos­ings.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

One-Stop Ca­reer Cen­ter part­ners, from left, Del­mar War­rick, Queen Anne’s County Depart­ment of So­cial Ser­vices; Mike Neal, Depart­ment of La­bor, Li­cens­ing and Reg­u­la­tion; Jessie Thomas, Depart­ment of Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Ser­vices; Thomas Rider, Depart­ment of La­bor, Li­cens­ing and Reg­u­la­tion; Robin Berkow, hu­man re­source man­ager for AZZ Inc.; Den­ime McCain Queen Anne’s County Depart­ment of So­cial Ser­vices; San­dra Wescott, Haven Min­istries; Joanne Hyn­son, Queen Anne’s County Depart­ment of So­cial Ser­vices; Shawaun Sim­mons, Queen Anne’s County Depart­ment of So­cial Ser­vices; and Rhonda Robin­son, Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege Adult Ed­u­ca­tion,

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