Gesher Human Services offers a free Women to Work program – Macomb Daily

High prices for everything from petrol to groceries to children’s shoes are prompting many women to return to the labor market.

Helping them find their way back is Gesher Human Services’ Women to Work, a free four-week program beginning July 19.

“Any woman who has been out of work for a while but is now concerned about her family or family finances can find invaluable work-related support through Women to Work,” said Jason Charnas, Director of Business and Career Services at Gesher Human Services (formerly known as JVS Human Services and (Kadima).

The programme, which consists of eight sessions held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm, is aimed at women who are ready to return to the labor market, including those whose employment may have been suspended earlier in the pandemic and who do so can do Be concerned about the current economic climate and inflation.

research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data showed that people felt their current household financial situation had deteriorated noticeably in May; They also felt that they would get worse in a year.

This summer’s Women to Work program includes:

• In in-depth professional assessment

• Employment-related group counseling and emotional support

• IInformation and references to support services

• HHelp with networking, writing resumes and interviewing

• Ffinancial management consulting and Dealing with stress

“Advanced job search tools, expert resume writing and networking assistance, and even stress management are available to help Detroit metro area women get the jobs they need and deserve to help their families cope with life to cope with the current high inflation,” said Charnas.

Once participants complete the course, they will continue to receive ongoing support, including Advice on career steps, further training opportunities, salary negotiations and more. Since the Women to Work program began in the 1980s, it has transformed thousands of women in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, giving them critical tools to find jobs quickly.

Even after the program is over, Judy Richmond, the Women to Work coordinator, keeps in touch with the participants, some of whom meet regularly and start their own informal support groups; others call Richmond for reassurance and advice on the next steps in their career path, or even offer college guidance.

“Throughout the program, women bond with each other and with me, and I’m often asked what happens when the eight sessions end,” Richmond said. “I’m quick to reassure them that I’m not going anywhere and that they can meet me in person, via Zoom or by phone if needed. There is no time limit.”

An in-person briefing will be held on July 14 at Gesher Human Services’ headquarters at 29699 Southfield Rd., Southfield. For more information on Women to Work and to enroll in the program, contact Judy Richmond at 248-233-4232 or email [email protected].

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