For Job Seekers: a Strong Vocational Program at JFCS
August 2, 2012
by Douglass Ruth, Jewish Family and Child Services
The local and national unemployment rate has been one of the defining characteristics of our current economic situation. Unemployment has more than just an economic impact. It also has a strong psychological impact. The unemployed often experience higher levels of depression, anxiety, and stress than those who are employed. These psychological stressors further make the task of searching for employment a struggle. Wading through the process can sometimes be helped through outside supports.
For the last several years Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS) has offered support services for those who are looking for employment. Douglass Ruth has been available to meet with individuals who are looking for work. This can be an opportunity to focus on how to stay motivated and build self-esteem up while engaging in the job-search process.
There are a lot of people looking for work right now, yet it can feel like a lonely and isolating experience. The unemployed are much more than “people looking for work”, and we need validation of that in order to put our best foot forward. The Vocational Program at JFCS aims to help with this process.
You can reach Douglass Ruth at 503-226-7079 x 124 to sign up or if you have any questions.