Do you know anyone that has not been able to work due to the Corona Virus? Would you like to get back to work making decent pay? Good news! Employers are scrambling to find good workers and they are paying really great pay! Also if Employers are reading this article there is good news for you as well. You might qualify to get free help sanitizing public spaces. This is all made available through a recent grant called “COVID 19 Additional Assistance.”
The first step is you need is to send in your resume. A resume is a one page description of your skills, education, work history and also your work objective (what kind of work are you after?) Be sure to include your name/phone number and e-mail. If you need help there is lots of helpful information on the internet. One site I like is resume-now.com.
Once you get your resume ready to send in you need to contact your local Job Center. For Shasta, Trinity, and Humboldt counties, you want to contact the Smart Center. Kristi Hanson can be reached either by phone (530) 245-1551 or email hKristi@thesmartcenter.biz. For those who live in Butte County, you can contact the Alliance for Workforce Development at 530-961-5125 or 530-538-7301. For Tehama County, call Kathy Garcia at the Tehama County Job Training Center at 530-529-7300. For any other counties contact your 2-1-1 call center to direct you.
Once you contact your job center to determine your eligibility, your resume will be sent to employers who are seeking workers. Some examples I discovered in my interviews include Meals on Wheels that is in need of help to make meals for an increasing amount of people depending on the service. Another is working for the library cleaning all the books! Another would be working for the Far Northern Regional Center Redding and Chico offices cleaning the front lobby/buildings!
The way the grant works is it allows for people to work for at least 8 weeks or 400 hours of work. This is available to any eligible person that has lost their job or has reduced hours due to Covid-19, or has been unemployed for 15 weeks. So what are you waiting for? Opportunity knocks!
We are all in this together. Right now there are employers who need our help to carry on with the great tasks required. There are meals to be distributed, places that need to be sterilized, and call centers that need your help to answer public questions. We need your unique skills and abilities. This is a first come first serve opportunity so don’t hesitate! It’s time to serve your community and help out in a new and exciting way!