MontgomeryWorks offers a variety of job-search tools and
services at our two workforce centers. We feature the Maryland
Workforce Exchange, an internet-based program
with everything you need to find a better job or advance
your career-24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's a virtual
one-stop network that connects you with workforce information,
job leads, training opportunities, and a variety of programs
and services to help you make the right choices for future
You can search for job openings in your community, create
specialized resumes to apply for jobs online, learn about
careers that are in high demand and find occupational training
For more information about these programs, call (301) 946-1806
or contact a resource specialist at the MontgomeryWorks
location near you.
Maryland Division of Workforce Development
offers a variety of core services at our local one-stop
workforce centers. The division provides tools, resources,
and computers and software for researching jobs and labor
market, finding opportunities for training and education,
and accessing the Maryland Workforce Exchange.
Dislocated Worker Program assists eligible
job seekers who have lost their jobs as a result of company
closings or layoffs. Contact MontgomeryWorks to find out
if you are eligible for job training and placement services
through this program.
Adult Program offers workforce services
to eligible unemployed or under-employed adults who are
seeking a new job or better skills. Participants can gain
occupational skills, increase their earnings, and improve
their rates of employment and retention.
MontgomeryWorks Rapid Response Team provides
assistance to job seekers affected by mass layoffs, plant
closings, disasters, and other events that cause job dislocation.
If you are unemployed due to a large layoff, ask our staff
if you are eligible for additional services.
Intensive Services Unit offers a variety
of case management and training services for eligible county
residents, including unemployed and dislocated workers and
displaced homemakers. Clients can obtain intensive, one-on-one
assessment and career counseling, as well as guidance on
occupational training that may upgrade their skills.
Re-entry Employment Services Program helps
ex-offenders overcome barriers to employment, earn incomes
that can support their families, and become contributors
to the economic and social well-being of their communities.
It provides one-on-one counseling, workshops, and assistance
in using employment resources for job seekers who have criminal
convictions or are incarcerated in Montgomery County's correctional
Disability Program Navigator Initiative
increases the ability of one-stop career centers to serve
customers with disabilities. Disability "navigators"
work with one-stop staff, partners, and businesses to provide
accessible employment and training services.
Maryland Customized Employment Partnership
(MCEP) between MontgomeryWorks and TransCen, Inc. expands
the capacity of one-stop centers to serve people with disabilities.
MCEP increases employment options for job seekers with significant
disabilities and provides guidance to employers. The MCEP
serves individuals making the transition from schools, segregated
environments, or disability employment services waiting
lists into community employment. Additional information
is available at MontgomeryWorks or online at
MontgomeryWorks' veterans' representatives
work with local employers to increase employment opportunities
for veterans. They conduct job search workshops and help
veterans obtain training and placement services and find
and retain jobs. They also work with state and federal partners
to provide the full range of job development services to
meet the specific needs of veterans-particularly those with
barriers to employment. For more information, call the Local
Veterans Employment Representative at (301) 946-1806.
Maryland Veterans Employment Partnership
provides employment assistance to veterans who have significant
employment barriers. For more information, call (301) 946-1806.
Senior Community Service Employment Program,
operated by the Jewish
Council for the Aging, provides services that can lead
to paid, on-the-job training in government and nonprofit
agencies for low-income persons age 55 and older. The training
offers skills, knowledge, and experience to help participants
make the transition to unsubsidized employment.
For more information, contact SeniorEmployment@jcagw.org.
Our premier, industry-driven Sales and Service
Learning Center connects retail, service, and other
businesses to skilled and certified sales and service professionals.
Whether you're employed or in transition, the center offers
on-site customer service and sales training, career guidance,
connections to customer service job openings, and an internet-ready
computer learning lab. It even offers a customer service
/ ESOL program for non-native English speakers.
Located at the Westfield Shoppingtown in Wheaton, the center
will be the official testing site for the National Professional
Certification in Customer Service, a nationally recognized
credential for the industry. For more information, contact
the Sales and Service Learning Center at (240) 403-3600
For more information, click here.
The recent U.S. Department of Defense Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC) 2005 recommendations have major implications
for Montgomery County. The Walter Reed Army Medical Center
is to be realigned to establish the Walter Reed National
Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland at the current
campus of the National Naval Medical Center. It is estimated
that this realignment will result in the doubling in size
of the current campus and adding anywhere from 3,000 to
4,000 new jobs. Another key BRAC action is the recommended
realignment of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
(NGA), also in Bethesda, which will move approximately 3,000
jobs to Northern Virginia. MontgomeryWorks can assist jobseekers
looking for new jobs in BRAC related careers and can also
assist those workers impacted by the NGA base closure. See
a MontgomeryWorks Resource Specialist for details.
Career Development Workshops serve the
many job seekers who need new skills for entering or re-entering
the workforce. These short-term career workshops provide
quality training in a variety of subjects, including resume
writing, successful interviewing, job search and career
planning, basic computer operation, word processing, and
internet searching. We also offer early intervention job
readiness workshops for unemployment insurance claimants
who want to return to work and an Online Learning
Center for developing or upgrading your computer
You may register for workshops at the MontgomeryWorks
location nearest you.
Individual Training Accounts enable MontgomeryWorks
to provide vouchers for eligible adult and dislocated workers
to purchase occupational skills training from providers
selected in consultation with their case managers. The training
focuses on high-demand industry sectors, such as information
technology, biotechnology, health care, construction, and
retail, sales, and service-as well as basic literacy and
language skills. For a list of approved training providers
in Montgomery County, click here.