Dept of Labor, register to find work?
I remember reading that if you register with the department of Labor, you have access to apply to more jobs than if you don't... some of the larger companies that only hire through DOL, etc.
Has anyone done this, and would you describe the process? Also, which branch of the DOL did you go. I looked them up online and found several addresses, sent an email about a week ago asking for info, but *oddly* haven't heard back. 🙂
sunny isle branch, you need to go dressed as if you're going toaninterview, first thing you fill out paperwork about your self andjobhistory, they'd also like a detailed resume, then you see a counselor, you talk, he/she looks your stuff over, you go through the job listings that you are interested in together, then you get a refferal and he/she may fax your app and resume over in advance,get there early in the morning before they open so you don't have to sit there all day, whenit's all over anddone with they give youalittle folder card with yourcounselor,s name andthedateyou signed up and where you've been sent so far
The job listings are all online: https://vi.osos.org:444/seeker/job_search.asp
Some employers (EDC's and some others) won't hire you without the Dept of Labor card (even if you have applied from an ad in the paper they want to see your little DOL card). It's worth it to register. You can see all of the jobs listed at this website (but can only apply if you are registered):
Last November I tried this route. Dresed up as if for an interview (suit/tie). Went to office in Sunny Isles. Said good morning. Told to wait. Ignored for first 45 minutes after filling out registration and providing copies of resume. Then was pointed to the binder on the wall with job postings and told to look through it and fill out forms for anything I was interested in. Handed over that paperwork thru the little slot. Waited around for another 1/2 hour. Then was told nothing more for me to do. No counsolor, no card, no help. Seemed like a waste of time to me.
Hopefully they have a better system now.
Thats how it was for me too. A lot of waiting. And A LOT of confusion about the sign in book. Names and times were everywhere. Pretty unorganized. I finally told the woman (after filling out the "application", handing in resume, copying my IDs etc..) that I only wanted to register to work, not see a counselor or look through the listings. She then told me that I was finished. As good as registered. I haven't heard anything from anyone. I wonder if I'm registered to work..