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Job Shop Special: A Fresh Start

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What do you do when you look and you look and you can't get a job?  In Detroit, when you make a new car or product, you retool the factory.  In the Fox 2 Job Shop, we call it a Fresh Start.

There's a saying: "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten."

If you've been out of work for a long time and your search for new work hasn't turned up anything, it's time to change your approach.

Murray Feldman hosts a program called the Job Shop: Fresh Start.

Inside this story, we've posted highlights from the show so you can get started.

For use in conjunction with the videos in this story and the broadcast show, we've provided a list of resources used to create the Job Shop Fresh Start Program:

Help with resumes: Kris Plantrich of resumewonders.com

Training Resources: Southeast Michigan Community College Consortium

The Southeast Michigan Community College Consortium is a regional collaboration comprised of nine community colleges in southeast Michigan: Henry Ford, Macomb, Monroe, Mott, Oakland, Schoolcraft, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne County. This consortium is committed to strengthening the workforce of the region by identifying needs, sharing resources, and developing collaborative training solutions to support economic development.

  1. Henry Ford Community College: http://www.hfcc.edu/programs/CorporateTraining.asp
  2. Monroe Community College: http://www.monroeccc.edu/
  3. Washtenaw Community College: http://www.wccnet.edu/community/workforce-development/
  4. St. Clair Community College: http://www.sc4.edu/energy
  5. Schoolcraft College: http://www.schoolcraft.cc.mi.us/business_community/?p=tb
  6. Oakland Community College: http://www.oaklandcc.edu/wfdev/
  7. Wayne County Community College: http://www.wcccd.edu/dept/workforce_continuing_education.htm
  8. Mott Community College: http://www.mcc.edu/
  9. Macomb Community College: http://www.macomb.edu/

References: Jeff Shane of Allison and Taylor: http://www.allisontaylor.com/

Sage advice from the experts:

  1. Sandy Swadish of GreatStaff Solutions: http://www.greatstaffllc.com/
  2. Beth Grossman of the Angott Search Group: http://www.asgteam.com/
  3. Robin Ankton of Robert Half International: http://www.rhi.com/
  4. Link Howard of Powerlink: http://www.powerlinkonline.com/index.php
  5. Susan Corey of Southeaster Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA): http://www.semca.org/

The Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) knows first-hand what it takes to get people motivated to succeed.   Whether it is aligning individuals with workforce resources – to informing individuals about prevention and substance abuse services – we're the force that makes things happen!  http://www.semca.org/

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