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OKLAHOMA CITY – The job market it tough, but if you have been unemployed for more than 6 months, there’s a new resource you can check out with “Work Ready Oklahoma.”

Shane Phillips, the employment development manager for “Work Ready Oklahoma,” stopped by Rise and Shine to talk with us about the organization’s events.

"Work Ready Oklahoma," through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, offers free training and educational opportunities to help certain unemployed and underemployed individuals become better equipped and more competitively positioned for good jobs. The program is launching a series of monthly information sessions in Oklahoma City starting June 21, letting the long-term unemployed know about the valuable services available through this program, including:

  • Tuition assistance for degree completion
  • Interview training
  • Resume development
  • Professional development workshops
  • A personal Career Coach
  • Individualized supports like child care or transportation assistance]

Oklahomans who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer and who have experience or education in key industries may be eligible for Work Ready services.

The first two info sessions will take place at Oklahoma City's Northwest Library on June 21, 2016 at 4:00-5:30 p.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m. To register or get more information, click here.


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