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Elk Grove Township Will Be Offering Free Career Seminars In 2018

Elk Grove Township Employment Support Center has resources and services for job-seeking residents that includes:  resume review, job search help, tips and unconventional ways to find jobs, resource materials, computers, printers, and free seminars.  Our staff is ready to serve those who are seeking a new opportunity!   We have multiple job listings posted on our resource board in the main hallway and dozens more that are sent out via email blast.  If you, or someone you know is looking for employment, please call us at 224-222-0935.

The following is a list of FREE Career Seminars that will be presented in 2018.  Please note that all Seminars will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Elk Grove Township Offices (use South entrance) located at 2400 S Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights.  Please note there are NO seminars scheduled for January, March, May, July, October and December.

February 13 – “Will I LOVE My Next Job?

Making a mistake in accepting the wrong offer, or the wrong job – in the wrong company can only lead to disaster. In fact, it will probably lead you to the need to find employment all over again when things just don’t work out. We’ll give you some excellent pointers that will help you identify to find the right job at the right company, so you will love your next job!

April 3 – “GiggingThe Art of Steady Temping

We know that the job market is riddled with temporary, contract and part-time work. Many of us job seekers will need to accept a temporary assignment every-so-often, just to keep bread on the table and the bills paid. Some job seekers will even find a liking for this work and wan t to stay in the growing GIG economy. Learn the nuances, the pros and cons of this fast-growing trend in employment.

June 19 – “Establishing Dynamic References

References are the one-yard line offense that gets you past the goal line and into the job. Learn how to help your references help you. These techniques have been proven valuable to reaching that scoring position. We’ll provide you with guideline on how to best align your references to the new opportunity.

August 7 – “How To Find Work with a Former Employer

One of the most forgotten opportunities for re-employment is to go back to a former employer and seek a new opportunity. Many job seekers are shy about approaching a former employer, and yet it has proven successful. We will share with you some of the techniques and methods used by others to secure a position of some familiar and comfortable.

September 25 – “Career Branding

Becoming a Career brand is critical to the jobs coming to you rather than you chasing the jobs… This seminar will teach you the elements of career branding and what you need to do to get the attention of the corporate recruiters, hiring authorities, search firms and employment agencies.

November 8– “Dynamic Networking

There is a way of thinking about networking that is contrary to the usually taught passive methods of job networking. Learn what Dynamic Networking is and how to apply it, to get the most out of your networking initiatives and reach your employment goals.

Presenter: Bob Podgorski – “The Career Guy”.

Reservations are appreciated.  Call to reserve your seating – 224-222-0935 or JobHelp@ElkGroveTownship.Com

Important Notice Regarding Increase in Passport Acceptance Fees – Effective Monday, April 2, 2018

The Federal Office of Management and Budget has increased the passport acceptance fee (execution fee) from $25 to $35.  Other fees for passport services remain the same.  Customers may apply for their passports through April 1st to avoid paying the higher acceptance fee.  The final rule for the acceptance fee was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Use this link to view the details that can be found on the Federal Register.

Request for Proposal (RFP) – Video Production of Township Board Meetings

Elk Grove Township invites all qualified vendors to submit responses to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Video Production of our Township Board of Trustees’ Meetings which are typically the fourth Monday of each month.  Please click here for the complete RFP requirements and details.

 

Sign up for the Coast2Coast Prescription Card

To Register for a Coast2Coast Rx Card (“The Card”Click here and then choose “Elk Grove Township, Illinois”.  Provide the requested information and then print a copy of The Card .  It is a free discount prescription card honored by more than 59,000 pharmacies nationwide and it offers discounts on more than 60,000 drugs.  Just follow the easy instructions to register and then begin to receive possible discounts on your medications, dental care and eyecare costs.

Sample and Information for Coast2Coast Rx Card

 

Elk Grove Township has a Vet Center Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Combat Veterans and their families.

 

Agency Grant Application  – 

Fiscal year 2018-2019 applications are available below and are due February 5, 2018

 

Click on the links below to see the many Agency’s funded by Elk Grove Township:

Links to our Surrounding Communities: