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Willimantic American Job Center Now Offering Evening Hours

The Willimantic office of American Job Center (AJC) East, a free resource that connects job seekers in eastern Connecticut with employment and training opportunities, has extended its hours until 7 p.m. on Mondays. The AJC, located at Tyler Square, 1320 Main St., Willimantic, CT, is now open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.

“Our goal at the AJC is to make our services accessible to anyone who is searching for a job or looking to improve their skills,” said EASTCONN Employment and Training Coordinator Andrea Messenger. “We are piloting evening hours on Mondays to allow individuals who are busy during the day, to take advantage of the free employment help we provide.”

The AJC, funded by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB), and supported by EASTCONN, provides employment services, a career resource library, job-related workshops and referrals, web-connected computer access and connections to human services agencies. In addition, individual guidance and support from skilled career advisors is available free of charge to qualified applicants.

Co-located with EASTCONN’s Adult and Community Education Program offerings, AJC customers can also take advantage of free high school completion classes, free classes in U.S. citizenship and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and community education courses. For a full list of EASTCONN Adult Program offerings visit www.eastconn.org/adult-programs-home.

The AJC Willimantic office welcomes walk-ins. Anyone with questions may call 860-450-7603. During their first visit, new customers will be signed up for a free AJC membership that grants them access to all the Center’s services and oriented to the programs offered by the Center. Spanish-language interpreters are available during business hours and there is on-site parking.

EASTCONN is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center, which has been serving the educational needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980. Learn more at www.eastconn.org.

The Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board is a not-for-profit organization that oversees public investments in employment and training strategies throughout a 41-town region. It guides the operation of the region’s American Job Centers-East.