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What programs and benefits does the 1199SEIU Funds Employment Center offer?

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The 1199SEIU Funds Employment Center offers admission and counseling, educational support, and labor management services. The Fund also offers college and pre-college programs, continuing education programs as well as a training and upgrading fund that provides members and their families with assistance with the immigration process.

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The 1199SEIU Employment Center partners with colleges and employers in the healthcare industry to help workers identify skills and programs necessary for achieving professional and educational goals. The Fund operates a learning and employment center that offers placement services including resume reviews, applicant screening and vacancy referrals. Its labor management project engages workers and employers in collectively solving problems in their facility, creating a positive work environment and improving patient care. Project activities range from staff retention and self-scheduling.

The Fund provides several tuition assistance programs for members who wish to pursue college training in professional and technical healthcare programs. Eligible members enroll for these programs at subsidized costs and receive tuition assistance for degree programs. The Fund also offers a variety of job-related certificate programs and classes for technical and professional healthcare workers in preparation for the continuing education program's certification exams. Pre-college programs offered by the employment center include college preparatory as well as pre-LPN programs, whose aim is to help members pass their college entrance examinations.

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