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Create a Compelling Elevator Speech

Create a Compelling Elevator Speech

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Harold Washington Library Center Video Theater
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60606
312.673.3433


When someone asks you “what do you do?” you should be ready with an elevator speech – a short, clear description of your product or service that intrigues the listener to learn more. Attend this workshop and learn how to craft an elevator speech and integrate a video of it into your marketing and selling efforts. Presenter Mark Goodman is President and CEO of e-Conversation Solutions.

To register, click here.

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Your Edge for Career Success

Your Edge for Career Success

Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton, Business Center Program Room
Skokie, Illinois 60077
847.673.7774


Develop the skills you need to be effective in finding a job. In this workshop, led by Illinois workNET, you will be introduced to SMART goals and proven techniques to achieve them. Additional topics that will be covered include job search techniques, resumes, and cover letters. Mock interviews will also be conducted to build and solidify your skills.

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Grow Your Business With YouTube Videos

Grow Your Business With YouTube Videos

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton, Business Center Program Room
Skokie, Illinois 60077
847.673.7774


Learn why your business should be on YouTube and how to create your own effective videos and YouTube channel at very little cost. Presenter: Israel Leichtman
Registration is required.

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How to Start & Grow a Business in Skokie

How to Start and Grow a Business in Skokie

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton, Business Center Program Room
847.674.7774


Ready to take the next step toward starting or expanding your business in Skokie? Don’t want to miss this workshop led by the Village of Skokie Economic Development Division. Sample business plans, business incentive programs, and available property listings will be provided, as well tips on navigating the licensing, marketing, and financial process. Presenter: Leslie Murphy, Village of Skokie Economic Development Division

Registration is required.

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Access to New Affordable Health Insurance Options

Open enrollment for new health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act begins October 1, 2013.

Check out the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace website.

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U.S. Census Bureau Needs Interviewers

The Census Bureau's Chicago Regional Office is currently seeking Field Representatives in Cook County, IL to interview respondents at selected addresses. Pay ranges from $13.41 - $14.70 per hour, depending on location.

Call Scheduling Staff for Test Scheduling: 1-800-865-6384, Extension 15.

To view job vacancy announcements, qualifications, and instructions on how to apply, visit the Census Bureau's Chicago Regional Office website at: www.census.gov/regions/chicago/www/jobs/

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Americans with Disabilities (ADA) National Network Disability Law Handbook

August 2013 Newsletter, www.workforce3one.org
An updated version of the ADA National Network Disability Law Handbook is now available for free download on the Disability and Employment Community of Practice. The 110-page handbook, which is a great resource for staff in American Job Centers, is written in a practical “Frequently Asked Questions” format. It provides answers to common questions about the ADA, the ADA Amendments Act, the Rehabilitation Act, Social Security, the Air Carrier Access Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, and the Fair Housing Act Amendments. It is published by the Southwest ADA Center, on behalf of The National Network of ADA Centers.

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Green Jobs

Green Jobs
http://greenjobs.workforce3one.org/
Thanks to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, IDES now offers a new online career resource tool - Find Your Green Job. It provides a wealth of information on green industries, both in Illinois and nationwide.

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