Economic Development

12360035_10153734015970281_1914848660339097112_nJunta’s Economic Development department empowers clients to take control of their career pathways. We empower our clients by helping them access skill building opportunities, employment counseling and placement,computer training, and access to increasing their income and financial stability.

WHAT WE DO

Employment 

Our Employment services are crucial to assisting clients in preparing for the workforce. Staff meets with clients individually to do intake and assessment of skills and challenges, job search, resume preparation, interview preparation and referrals. Some referrals are to GED classes, ESL classes, computer classes or other technical school training, when necessary.

Job preparation workshops focuses on soft skills, including interviewing skills, what to wear, on-the-job etiquette, and cover letter and resume preparation.

Employment counseling and search assistance – We offer one-one counseling to determine skills, strengths, and career goals, and help match clients with employers, employment agencies, and One Stop Work Centers.

Computer Literacy 

Classes are held for clients in Spanish. With basic and advanced levels, students learn the basic computer skills needed to succeed in today’s job market. All students receive a certificate of completion at each level.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Preparation)

Junta has been participating in the VITA program since 2004 in collaboration with the Spanish American Merchants Association. The program prepares tax returns for low-income clients at no cost. We also assist clients who don’t have social security numbers in obtaining ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Numbers) so they can file their taxes. VITA takes place Mondays 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. @ 258 Grand Avenue, New Haven.

Notarization

Junta also provides notarization services. Many of our clients come to Junta mainly for income letters, which are required annually by schools for families who have no income or receive some form of cash income.

Arts and Craft Course

This course was created mainly for women, who can learn to make different types of crafts (hats, scarves, clothing, handbags, etc.) for sale and thus generate some income from their homes through their own small business.

For more information, contact Fernando Faneyte, Program Director for Economic Development and Employment at 203.787.0191  or   fernando.faneyte@juntainc.orgJLIB_HTML_CLOAKING