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What services are typically available at a local One-Stop Career Center?

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One-stop career center services include referrals to training opportunities and job openings, and counseling around career options and employment decisions. All these services are available at one location and also online. One-stop career centers are a program of the U.S. Department of Labor.

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A full range of training options, from high school equivalency to apprenticeships and from certifications and short-term programs to college degrees, are available through the career centers. Information about training costs, financial assistance and budgeting and how to select the right training is also available.

Career-center job-search services include how to research employers and salaries, inquire about job openings, structure a resume and cover letters, select the best references and be successful at a job interview. Salary negotiations, tips for getting a job search back on track and links to various employment-opportunity resources are also among job-search services available at one-stop career centers.

A self-assessment tool, another center service, helps the job seeker identify his skills and interests, as well as the values that enable career success. Options for learning more about specific careers, comparing occupations and researching the long-term potential of various jobs and careers are available. The centers also provide step-by-step information about how to establish individual career goals.

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