CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Workplace Excellence – Making Yourself & the Company Look Good 9:00 am
Workplace Excellence – Making Yourself & the Company Look Good @ Room 203
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Workplace Excellence Series:  Registration is required. This series is a comprehensive and accelerated program that delivers essential workplace skills to you.  
Meet with representative of DORS 10:00 am
Meet with representative of DORS @ Room: TBD
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet with a representative from DORS— the Division of Rehabilitation Services                   
New Customer Information Session 11:00 am
New Customer Information Session @ Room 203
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am
New Customer Group Welcome – In this presentation, you will learn about the many services that BERC has to offer you in your search for employment.  […]
Workplace Excellence – Thinking Like a Boss 1:00 pm
Workplace Excellence – Thinking Like a Boss @ Room 203
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Workplace Excellence Series:  Registration is required. This series is a comprehensive and accelerated program that delivers essential workplace skills to you.  
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UI Work Search Log Session 12:00 pm
UI Work Search Log Session @ Rm 204
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UI Work Search Log Session: Do you need assistance with entering job contacts in the Reemployment Exchange (REX) Module for Unemployment Insurance (UI)?  
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Job Club 12:30 pm
Job Club @ Room 204
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Job Club
:  Join other job seekers in a networking group and share ideas, information and job leads.    
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Basic Resume Preparation 10:00 am
Basic Resume Preparation @ Room 203
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Basic Resume Preparation:  Learn to develop a resume. Includes format suggestions and current trends.
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LinkedIn 1:00 pm
LinkedIn @ Room 203
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Basic LinkedIn This workshop is designed to introduce you to LinkedIn as a tool to use in your job search.– You will learn the basic purpose, […]
LinkedIn Lab 3:00 pm
LinkedIn Lab @ Room 208
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LinkedIn Lab BERC is offering a new opportunity for customers who have previously attended a LinkedIn Workshop at the center. The LinkedIn Lab is a one-hour time […]
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Meet with representative of DSS 10:00 am
Meet with representative of DSS @ Room: TBD
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet with a representative from DSS— the Md Dept. of Social Services                   
New Customer Information Session 11:00 am
New Customer Information Session @ Room 203
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am
New Customer Group Welcome – In this presentation, you will learn about the many services that BERC has to offer you in your search for employment.  […]
Recruiting Event: Way Station 11:00 am
Recruiting Event: Way Station @ TBD
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Recruiting Event: Way Station @ TBD | Westminster | Maryland | United States
Special recruitment event
9
BERC office closes at Noon
BERC office closes at Noon
Feb 9 all-day
Joint agency training
Interviewing For Success 10:00 am
Interviewing For Success @ Room 203
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Interviewing for Success Learn tips to help you become more successful during the interview process. Video clips of interviews with the discussion are included.
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Job Club 12:30 pm
Job Club @ Room 204
Feb 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Job Club
:  Join other job seekers in a networking group and share ideas, information and job leads.    
Customizing Your Resume 2:30 pm
Customizing Your Resume @ Room 203
Feb 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Customizing Your Resume
 – Learn techniques to target your resume to fit the jobs you are applying for.
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5 Step Information Session 9:00 am
5 Step Information Session @ Room 204
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
5 Step Info Session Learn how to cut your job search time in half!
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Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day
Feb 14 all-day
 
Reemployment Opportunities Workshop 9:00 am
Reemployment Opportunities Workshop @ Room 203
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
9am-3:30pm
 This workshop covers the emotional side of unemployment and offers tips to get your job search re-energized. (Attendance must be approved by your Employment Consultant).
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Meet with representative of DORS 10:00 am
Meet with representative of DORS @ Room: TBD
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet with a representative from DORS— the Division of Rehabilitation Services                   
New Customer Information Session 11:00 am
New Customer Information Session @ Room 203
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am
New Customer Group Welcome – In this presentation, you will learn about the many services that BERC has to offer you in your search for employment.  […]
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UI Work Search Log Session 12:00 pm
UI Work Search Log Session @ Rm 208
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UI Work Search Log Session: Do you need assistance with entering job contacts in the Reemployment Exchange (REX) Module for Unemployment Insurance (UI)?  
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BERC Closed
BERC Closed
Feb 19 all-day
 
Presidents’ Day (regional holiday)
Presidents’ Day (regional holiday)
Feb 19 all-day
Public holiday in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, […]
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EARN IT, PLAN IT, KEEP IT 1:00 pm
EARN IT, PLAN IT, KEEP IT @ Room 204
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
EARN IT, PLAN IT, KEEP IT:  Explore your money values and habits and learn how to create manageable financial goals. Develop your spending plan to keep […]
Job Search for Baby Boomers 1:30 pm
Job Search for Baby Boomers @ Room 203
Feb 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Job Search for Baby Boomers Designed for anyone who is concerned their “older age” is a barrier to their job search.  Issues to be addressed will […]
Finding Job Leads 3:00 pm
Finding Job Leads @ Room 203
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Finding Job Leads Come and learn about the variety of strategies for finding information about when and where jobs are available.  In this interactive session, we’ll […]
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Recruiting Event: Comfort Keepers 10:30 am
Recruiting Event: Comfort Keepers @ TBD
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Recruiting Event: Comfort Keepers @ TBD | Westminster | Maryland | United States
Special recruitment event
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Ready, Set, Go! 9:00 am
Ready, Set, Go! @ Room 202B
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Ready, Set, Go! Launch your new business with confidence and on the right foot. Find out what to expect from an experienced business consultant. Topics include options […]
S. S. Academy 9:00 am
S. S. Academy @ Room 204
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
S.S. Academy:  This workshop is designed for 16-24 year olds, where we will provide young people with appropriate skills to enter the workforce through education and […]
Meet with representative of DSS 10:00 am
Meet with representative of DSS @ Room: TBD
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet with a representative from DSS— the Md Dept. of Social Services                   
New Customer Information Session 11:00 am
New Customer Information Session @ Room 203
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am
New Customer Group Welcome – In this presentation, you will learn about the many services that BERC has to offer you in your search for employment.  […]
Basic Resume Preparation 1:00 pm
Basic Resume Preparation @ Room 203
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Basic Resume Preparation:  Learn to develop a resume. Includes format suggestions and current trends.
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LinkedIn 9:00 am
LinkedIn @ Room 203
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Basic LinkedIn This workshop is designed to introduce you to LinkedIn as a tool to use in your job search.– You will learn the basic purpose, […]
LinkedIn Lab 11:00 am
LinkedIn Lab @ Room 208
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LinkedIn Lab:  BERC is offering a new opportunity for customers who have previously attended a LinkedIn Workshop at the center. The LinkedIn Lab is a one-hour time […]
UI Work Search Log Session 12:00 pm
UI Work Search Log Session @ Rm 208
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UI Work Search Log Session: Do you need assistance with entering job contacts in the Reemployment Exchange (REX) Module for Unemployment Insurance (UI)?  
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Job Club 12:30 pm
Job Club @ Room 204
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Job Club
:  Join other job seekers in a networking group and share ideas, information and job leads.    
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Interviewing For Success 10:00 am
Interviewing For Success @ Room 203
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Interviewing for Success Learn tips to help you become more successful during the interview process. Video clips of interviews with the discussion are included.
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Reemployment Opportunities Workshop 9:00 am
Reemployment Opportunities Workshop @ Room 203
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
9am-3:30pm
 This workshop covers the emotional side of unemployment and offers tips to get your job search re-energized. (Attendance must be approved by your Employment Consultant).

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOPS ARE FREE • LOCATED AT 224 N. CENTER ST, WESTMINSTER • CALL 410-386-2820 TO REGISTER
5 Step Info Session

Learn about the 5 Steps to Rapid Employment™ 2 week workshop that will transform your job search into a job campaign and become employed in half the time!

The Best Job Search!

Learn ways to be more successful in your job search in today’s economy. Includes best strategies, networking, social media and more.

Resume Workshops

Basic Resume Preparation Learn to develop a resume. Includes format suggestions and current trends.

Customizing Your Resume Learn techniques to target your resume to fit the jobs you are applying for.

Interviewing for Success

Learn tips to help you become more successful during the interview process. Video clips of interviews with the discussion are included.

Open Lab

Use the computer lab to FIND JOB LEADS, USE LINKEDIN or work on your RESUME while an instructor is present.

 

 

Job Club

Join other job seekers in a networking group and share ideas, information, and job leads.

LinkedIn Workshops

Basic LinkedIn This workshop is designed to introduce you to LinkedIn as a tool to use in your job search. You will learn the basic purpose, major uses and value of this form of social media. The class will include information and examples of how to set up a basic profile and conduct network searches. It will consist of mini-lecture, group discussion and hands-on activities using our computers. Computer seating is limited to 11 participants. Advanced registration is required, and late arrivals will not be permitted. PREREQUISITE: a current email account and basic knowledge of computer/internet use.

Advanced LinkedIn This class is for those who have already set up a LinkedIn account and a profile. You will be guided through the best methods for using this website for job searching. The class includes a mini-lecture, demonstration and opportunity for hands-on practice. Computer seating is limited to 11 participants.

LinkedIn Lab BERC is offering a new opportunity for customers who have previously attended a LinkedIn Workshop at the center. The LinkedIn Lab is a one-hour time period for job seekers who would like to apply their knowledge of LinkedIn by using our Computer Lab to do their social networking.

Whether you want to create or enhance your Profile, participate in Discussions, Research and Connect with people in your network or Apply for Jobs, this session allows for hands-on work while an instructor is present to troubleshoot and give guidance. Computer seating is limited to 11 participants. PREREQUISITE: Basic or Advanced LinkedIn Workshop.

Reemployment Opportunities Workshop

This workshop covers the emotional side of unemployment and offers tips to get your job search re-energized. (Attendance must be approved by your Employment Consultant.)

Finding Job Leads

Come and learn about the variety of strategies for finding information about when and where jobs are available.  In this interactive session, we’ll describe the Hidden Job Market, explore the nitty gritties of Networking, and how the Internet does and does NOT help you to find job leads.

EARN IT, PLAN IT, KEEP IT

Explore your money values and habits and learn how to create manageable financial goals. Develop your spending plan to keep your money!

S.S. Academy

This workshop is designed for 16-24 year olds, where we will provide young people with appropriate skills to enter the workforce through education and life skills training.

 

Ready, Set, Go!

Do you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to put your business idea into action? Let’s find out! Individuals will take a self-employment business assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses in four business areas – general business knowledge, marketing, finance/operations, and legal/business organizational structure. Assessment results will be used to create a customized resources plan for you to become a successful business owner. Seating is limited to 11 participants.

Maryland Insurance Administration

A member of the Outreach Team at the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development will have information on foreclosure prevention, affordable rental housing and first-time home buying (once you are back in the workforce)!

Job Search for Baby Boomers

Designed for anyone who is concerned their “older age” is a barrier to their job search.
Issues to be addressed will include:
1. Employer objections and stereotypes, and current trends,
2. Job seeker concerns, including qualifications, appearance and current job search tools.
3. The Generational divide (between boomers, generation X, and millennials).
4. How to address these concerns and demonstrate the employers’ return on their Investment (in YOU)!
Ageism research and assessments will be offered.  Come and participate in this lively discussion!

Senior Community Service Employment Program Rep.

Meet with a representative from the Senior Community Service Employment Program to learn if you qualify for a program focused on serving 55 or older job seekers who meet certain eligibility requirements.  SCSEP provides paid temporary assignments with local non-profit and government organizations.

UI Work Search Log Session

Do you need assistance with entering job contacts in the Reemployment Exchange (REX) Module for Unemployment Insurance (UI)?

 

**Veterans and eligible spouses will be given priority of service.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact The Department of Citizen Services, 410.386.3600 or 1.888.302.8978 or MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event. Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer/program; discrimination in WIOA Title I financially assisted programs or activities is prohibited by federal law; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Mar
11
Sun
Daylight Saving Time starts
Mar 11 all-day
Apr
1
Sun
Easter Sunday
Apr 1 all-day
Apr
13
Fri
Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
Apr 13 all-day
May
13
Sun
Mother’s Day
May 13 all-day
May
28
Mon
Memorial Day
May 28 all-day
Jun
17
Sun
Father’s Day
Jun 17 all-day
Jul
4
Wed
Independence Day
Jul 4 all-day
Sep
3
Mon
Labor Day
Sep 3 all-day
Oct
8
Mon
Columbus Day (regional holiday)
Oct 8 all-day

Public holiday in: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Oct
31
Wed
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day