JVS Program Helps Women Re-enter Workforce

There is help and hope for women who need to return to the job market. The JVS Women to Work Program provides assistance and encouragement to women from all social and economic backgrounds in Southeastern Michigan who must find immediate employment due to life changes such as separation, divorce or spousal disability, death or unemployment.

The five-week program, offered at no charge, helps women assess vocational interests, identify work-related skills, prepare resumes, develop interviewing and networking skills and launch a job search.

“Sometimes people don’t have much self-confidence because they have not worked recently, or have worked only sporadically,” said Judy Richmond, Women to Work coordinator. “Our program includes reminders that family life and volunteer work often develop skills that are useful in the paid workforce.”

The next session of the JVS Women to Work Program begins with an informational meeting from 9-11 a.m. January 12, 2017 at JVS, 29699 Southfield Rd., Southfield. For information or to register, contact Judy Richmond at jrichmond@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4232, or visit www.jvshumanservices.org/women.