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bethburnett70
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September 13, 2009 3:18 pm  

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. 🙂

Thanks,

Beth


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September 13, 2009 3:35 pm  

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


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September 13, 2009 4:09 pm  

You can look at the job listings without registering. Just ask for them. You can sit down, look through the listings, and then decide if you want to register. The pickings are pretty slim.


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September 13, 2009 5:01 pm  

The job listings are all online: https://vi.osos.org:444/seeker/job_search.asp


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September 13, 2009 5:03 pm  

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):

https://vi.osos.org:444/seeker/index.asp


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bethburnett70
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September 13, 2009 5:17 pm  

Thanks everyone. I will post about it when I am done.


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September 14, 2009 4:08 am  

actually aussie they have 2 lists, 1 for just anybody and 1 for real people


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September 14, 2009 5:18 am  

whom are the real people ? trw


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September 14, 2009 9:15 am  

I was in this office last week to file for unemployment. They seemed quite organized and everyone I spoke with was very nice. Good luck Beth, let us know how it turns out.


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September 14, 2009 11:28 am  

the people that take the time to register, and no it's not slim pickens, lots of jobs here


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aussie
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September 14, 2009 3:35 pm  

interesting,trw...I didn't know that there were 2 separate lists....


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September 14, 2009 5:23 pm  

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.


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cjordan
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September 14, 2009 10:44 pm  

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..


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September 15, 2009 9:55 am  

thats odd because i've never had a problem there,nothing like whats been described above,it's always been a good experience for me,the longest i've had to wait is maybe a half hour and i've seen a counselor every time,as far as the wait,bring a book


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September 15, 2009 2:03 pm  

Has anyone dealt with DOL in STT? Why is it that you can upload or create your resume on their site but cant actually apply online for the job? Or am I missing something?


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