A free job readiness program is available for Manatee and Sarasota residents 21 and older.
Employment CPR, also known as “Career Pathway Resources,” is a program developed by the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County and sponsored by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Participants seeking a job or a better one can jump-start the process with a half-day workshop held in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice and North Port. Each workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The schedule for June is:
Sarasota: June 22 at the WRC Sarasota Office, 340 Tuttle Ave.
North Port: June 23 at the North Port Family Service Center, 6919 Outreach Way
Bradenton: June 30 at WRC Manatee, 1926 Manatee Ave. W.
Venice: June 30 at Seaboard Office Park, 312 E. Venice Ave., Suite 110
The workshops focus on using job search websites, writing skills for resume, cover letter and thank-you notes and all aspects of preparing for the interview such as appropriate dress and answering tough questions about behavior and resume gaps.
For more information on Employment CPR and dates of workshops scheduled for July, visit thewomensresourcecenter.org or contact program director Cheryl Herbold at 941-366-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.