UT Works offers orientation, resumé-building programs

November 18, 2009 | UToday
By Kim Goodin

The UT Works Program continues to assist displaced employees affected by reductions in work force.

An orientation to the UT Works Program is slated Thursday, Nov. 19, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Health Education Building Room 105 on Health Science Campus. Participants will learn about UT Works, the Lucas County Workforce Development Agency, unemployment benefits and more issues affecting unemployment.

A resumé workshop will follow from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Mulford Library Café. Dr. Sheri Caldwell, UT instructor, will offer the latest information to craft an effective resumé. Participants are encouraged to bring their resumés for individual review.

To RSVP for the orientation program or the resumé workshop, e-mail utworks@utoledo.edu or call 419.530.1476. RSVPs are preferred to ensure adequate materials for the programs, but participants are invited to attend even if they don’t call ahead.

Human Resources and the Office of Quality and Continuous Learning launched UT Works in August to offer an array of employment resources, skills training and targeted advice regarding employment opportunities, both internal and off campus.

“While we wish a program like this wasn’t necessary, we’ve seen some successes and are pleased that employees find these resources to be useful,” said Bill Logie, vice president for human resources and campus safety. “We’ve brought in new resources through Lucas County Workforce Development, and are excited to try a new resumé workshop format to give affected employees some one-on-one attention.”

Those within UT Works may apply for internal positions before they are opened to the general UT community or to the public. The University will adhere to contractual obligations.

A UT Works Web site is available here. Several resources, including employment search engines, frequently asked questions, job training opportunities and links to statewide unemployment tools, are listed.

Participants also can e-mail utworks@utoledo.edu or call 419.530.4747 with questions or for more information about UT Works.

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