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2003 News from Mecklenburg County

August 19, 2003


Training Available to "Displaced Homemakers"

Charlotte, NC - Finding a new job is challenging enough. It's even tougher for a job seeker that has been out of the work force for a while. The Mecklenburg County Women's Commission offers free job training to those who qualify as "displaced homemakers."

"Displaced homemakers" include single mothers or women who find they lack adequate job skills after a divorce or other circumstances.  Men are also welcome to attend the training, but they must qualify as displaced homemakers. The classes include training in job search skills, leadership, communication, and even specialized training for a job in a call center.

To register for one of the following sessions or for more information about free career training, call 704-336-4309. 

· New Choices…Strategies for Success: Resume' writing, job search, interviewing, time management, self-esteem, etc. Two-week sessions offered through May 2004.  9 a.m. - Noon.

· Adventures in Attitudes: Focuses on self-esteem, leadership, decision-making, communication etc. October 13 - 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

· Customer Service Training: Develop the skills for an entry-level position in a call center. Learn how to work more effectively with all customers.  September 15 - 19, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All Mecklenburg County residents are also invited to take advantage of the Women's Commission Job Bank, a job search Web site available at  For those without Internet access, the Job Bank is available at the Hal Marshall County Services Center, 700 North Tryon Street, Charlotte.

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