Manhattan Parish Announces August Job Seekers Programs

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NEW YORK — St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street is offering two programs this month for people looking for jobs.

The Job Seekers Outreach Ministry is starting a new series of weekly meetings to assist unemployed persons, beginning Aug. 4, as well as a resume clinic later in the month.

The free weekly support sessions will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m., on nine consecutive Saturdays at St. Francis House, next to the church on West 31st Street.  It is geared toward people who are tired of battling the job market alone, feel overwhelmed and unmotivated, or need new job-search strategies.

An employment specialist will lead the meetings to guide participants in self-directed job searches. The meetings are based on encouragement, expectation and discussion of best job-development strategies for today’s market, according to an announcement in recent parish bulletins.

Feedback from past programs, launched late last year, has been very positive, said Andrew Reitz, OFM, pastor of the Midtown Manhattan parish.

On Aug. 13 and Aug. 16, the parish is offering a résumé clinic at St. Francis House. Both days will consist of private sessions with members of the church’s Renew Younger Retiree Program to assist unemployed persons as well as those facing layoffs and those considering career transitions.  Interested participants are asked to email a rough draft of their resume to resume@stfrancisnyc.

Because enrollment is limited and an in-person interview is required, no walk-ins will be accepted, according to the program announcement.

More information about both programs is available through email and by phone at 212-736-8500.

Editor’s note: Newsletter readers who would like to share employment opportunities at Provincial ministries or at schools, parishes and other institutions affiliated with HNP are welcomed to provide job information to the HNP Communications Office.