Workshops will help provide pathways for job-seekers in New Orleans area

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These workshops are offered each month to all potential job-seekers, with the goal of connecting everyone with opportunity centers that can help them find work.

UPDATE: See information about Thursday’s workshop on flyer at right.

Foundation for Louisiana and the Network for Economic Opportunity, working in collaboration with several outreach partners, will host a series of workshops that will help men and women throughout New Orleans better chart their career pathways.

As a part of a series to Engage in Meaningful Partnerships Leading to Opportunities for You, each workshop will be hosted by an outreach partner and will highlight the work of an opportunity center. Participants will receive a short skills based training and will have a chance to sign up for training and job placement service. These workshops are offered each month to all potential job-seekers, with the goal of connecting everyone with opportunity centers that can help them find work.

The first workshop will be held Thursday, April 21, and will be hosted by the Central City Renaissance Alliance and will feature the Urban League as an opportunity center. The second workshop will be hosted Thursday, May 5, at the East New Orleans Public Library and will feature JOB1 as an opportunity center. Dates for a third workshop will be announced soon.

Each 90-minute workshop will include time for lunch in which participants can get to know one another and network. Participants will receive a brief skills-based training session and will be given an opportunity to sign up for the network with the opportunity center.

“One of the Central City Renaissance Alliance’s core principles is the belief that every person should have access to a high quality of life, and that includes opportunity and just compensation for their work,” said Tanya James, the Alliance’s Executive Director. “We’re excited to partner with Foundation for Louisiana along with other community partners as well as opportunity centers to more effectively make this happen. We believe that these outreach events will help job seekers develop key basic skills while more quickly connecting them with the appropriate employers.”

“The mission of the New Orleans Public Library includes transforming lives and enriching neighborhoods, and one of the best ways to accomplish this mission is a vibrant working class in New Orleans where everyone gets an opportunity at a good job with good pay,” said April Martin, NOPL’s Information Services Supervisor. “By working with the Foundation for Louisiana and our other community partners and opportunity centers, we can better focus our efforts to get our residents the opportunities they deserve.”

Outreach partners include: Central City Renaissance Alliance, STAND with Dignity, New Orleans Public Library, Neighborhoods Partnership Network, Metamorphosis, VAYLA, YMCA New Orleans

Opportunity centers: Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, JOB1, STRIVE NOLA, Total Community Action, and Urban League New Orleans