Services - Columbia Workforce Center
The Columbia Workforce Center strives to provide customer driven workforce services for all job-seeking customers. We will provide a variety of employment and support resources to assist individuals in achieving their employment goals and encourage lifelong learning. Information and resources are available for the economic advancement of all job seekers wanting to take advantage of these services.
Job Seeker Services and Resources:
- Placement and Referral Assistance
- Job Search Workshops and Seminars
- Training Information
- GED Assistance
- Certified Professional Resume Writers
- Rehabilitation Technology Services
- Resume Development
- Career Assessment and Planning
- Veteran Services
- Recruitment and Job Fairs
- Microsoft Office tutorials
- Supported employment/job coaching
- Employment Consultation
- Employment Counseling and Referral Service
- Youth Services
- Job Search topics email blasts
- Resume Software
- Independent living services
Howard County Office of Workforce Development: Provides personalized employment services to assist jobseekers and employers with their workforce development needs. Services offered include: Short term courses or Training assistance to meet Labor Market demands, GED/Basic Adult Education, Employment and Career Consultation, Resume Enhancement & Interviewing Techniques, Job Placement Assistance, Youth Services, Referral Services, and Outplacement Assistance for employers who may be downsizing. Contact Stephanie Hill for more information 410-290-2620.
Maryland Workforce Exchange: If you are interested in finding a better job or career, Maryland Workforce Exchange allows you to search for current openings in your community. You can create multiple resumes to apply for posted jobs, research in demand careers, and find occupational training that meets your needs. The Maryland Workforce Exchange is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week from your home computer.
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS): Programs and services that help people with significant disabilities go to work in careers of their choice and become independent in their homes and communities. For more information call 410-290-2640 or visit the DORS website.
Veteran Services: In addition to helping veterans find employment and training opportunities, veteran staff provide vocational guidance, referral to supportive services and case management services to veterans with significant barriers to employment. Contact us at 410-290-2606 for more information.
Professional Outplacement Assistance Center (POAC): Provides assistance to individuals who are in the professional, technical, and managerial occupations. POAC offers seminars, workshops and counseling aimed at returning the professional to work quickly. To register call 410-290-2630 or enroll online.
Employment Service and Resource Center: Meet with consultants to discuss job search strategies, employment referral and placement and other workforce services. Access copiers, faxes and phones for use in your job search, videos, books and workshops on job search topics. Utilize computers with Microsoft Office, Internet access and laser printers for your job search activities. Discuss your resume with Certified Professional Resume Writers or prepare your resume on Word or on Resume Deluxe, a user-friendly software program.