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April 17, 2012
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Job readiness seminar scheduled for May 2-4

Although the unemployment rate is down to 13.9 percent in Douglas County, there were still 2,980 workers unemployed in February, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Numbers for March will be released at the end of this month, but those still struggling to find work have a resource in Douglas County's Employment Training and Job Development program.

The program is hosting a free three-day interactive seminar focusing on getting hired in a tough job market May 2-4 at Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Check-in the first day is 8:30 a.m. The session runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2 and 3, and 9 a.m.-noon on May 4.

"You'll receive hands-on expert advice from local area employment professionals on the workplace readiness skills that employers seek in qualified applications, resume preparation, organizing and managing your job search, the essentials of networking, using social media to your advantage, improving your interviewing skills and effective post-interview follow-up," county officials said in a press release. "Douglas County's Employment Training and Job Development Program is committed to assisting Douglas County residents who wish to enhance their marketability and become more competitive in today's tough job market."

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required for this event. Lunch is provided.

To make reservations, call 782-9825.

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 20, 2012 10:20PM Published Apr 17, 2012 02:32PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.