EaRN Work Search Roundtables

These sessions make them the longest, continuously meeting job clubs in West Michigan–7000+ people have attended sessions since 1999–at twolocations on different days of the week.  The sessions are open to the public and provide ongoing networking, support, group problem solving, and coaching for individuals during periods of work search and career transition. 

Several TV and radio stations as well as The Grand Rapids Press reported on this weekly event during the past decade. WOOD-TV 8 did a report on the Work Search Roundtables in early 2009. There’s the link: Networking is the key.

=> WEDNESDAY every other week, 9:30-11:30 am EaRN Affiliate St Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Dr. SE, Ada, Michigan.  The meeting is in the Parish Adult Lounge. See their site or call them, http://www.strobertchurch.org/, (6 one 6) 676-nine 111 for more information, or contact their EaRN Ministry Coordinator, Bill Weitzel, LMSW, (6 one 6) 446-one 873 (c), weitzelwj (at) aol.com.

=> THURSDAY every week, 9:00-11:30 am, at EaRN Affiliate Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Grand Rapids, 47 Jefferson SE (except major holidays on Thursdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks, and when New Year’s is a Thursday).  Individuals as asked to RSVP for the  weekly event by going to www.grnow.com, clicking on the calendar date, then the event, and using the “RSVP” function at the bottom of the screen.  More information by calling 6 one 6-459-one 456, or check out their website, http://westminstergr.org/.

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Other resources include:

EaRN Affiliate Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, 6727 Kuttshill Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341 (east off Northland Drive) provides one-on-one coaching and counsel (by appointment)  for those in work search transition. More information is available at their website, http://www.bhbconline.org/supportgroups, or contact their EaRN Ministry Coordinator, Jeff Geshel, (6 one 6) 866-three 556, jeff (at) atlascoast.com.

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The EaRN ministry continues to expand, “helping people find work and stay employable”, and look for churches and other non-profits interested in learning how to develop, launch and facilitate EaRN ministry which can include a Work Search Roundtable as part of building an EaRN Employment and Resource Network ministry and outreach.  More information about EaRN can be found at http://www.earn-network.org/, or contact Ken (6 one 6) 528-zero 443, ksoper (at) earn-network.org.

 


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