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Know Your Rights: Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014

Do you have a criminal background that's keeping you from getting a job? The Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 is a new law that prohibits most employers in D.C. from asking about your criminal background on job applications or in interviews. The DC Office of Human Rights (OHR) is charged with enforcing this new law. In this workshop, OHR staff will review how the law works, how to file a complaint if you believe an employer violated the law, and what you can receive in damages if it is determined that an employer violated the law.
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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities every Wednesday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches And more!

Job Seekers Support Group

Job seekers have an opportunity for networking and discussion.

Job Seekers Skills Workshops

Joe Ryan will teach skills & strategies for preparedness on the job market.
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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:   Resume review Creating an email address Online applications Online job searches

DC Job Seekers Clinic

The Job Seekers Clinic at Northeast Library will meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.  The clinic provides hands-on support to DC Job Seekers, a one-stop portal to job seeking resources. During the clinic, we can help you get started with basic job search tasks:
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Custody and Child Support

Are you a jobseeker with questions about custody and child support?  Do you believe that your custody and child support issues are preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, Jennifer Caballero, a NLSP attorney will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (2-3:15 p.m.) presentation on how jobseekers can deal with custody and child support issues, as it relates to their employment.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Credit Reports

Are you a jobseeker with questions about your credit reports?  Do you believe that your credit report is preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, NLSP attorney Robert Green will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30 - 7:45pm.) presentation on how jobseekers can deal with their credit reports, so that they are not a hindrance to employment opportunities For more information, please contact Daniel Choi at (202) 269-5111.  
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination

Are you a jobseeker with questions about discrimination?  Do you believe that discrimination is preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the D.C. Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, Teresa Rainey, Community Outreach Coordinator at the D.C. Office of Human Rights, will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (2:00 - 3:15 p.m.) presentation on how D.C. jobseekers can deal with employment discrimination.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Know Your Rights in the Workplace

Are you a jobseeker with questions about your rights in the workplace?  Do you believe that your rights are being violated on the job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, Andrew Haas from the DC Employment Justice Center, will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30 - 7:45pm) presentation on your legal rights in the workplace, how to protect them and how to detect if your rights are being violated.  For more information, please contact Daniel Choi at (202) 269-5111.

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