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Stow Job Club Founder Participating in Department of Labor's Cleveland Symposium

Founder of the community job club & REA career specialist is participating in the U.S. Department of Labor Symposium Job Clubs & Career Ministries on the front lines of getting Americans back to work.

CLEVELAND – Diana Miller, founder of the Community Job Club, and manager and senior career consultant with REA, a global consulting firm providing career and transition services to individuals and relocating families worldwide, is participating in The Department of Labor’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Nov. 9 symposium in Cleveland. 

This event is free and open to the public to attend.

WHERE:       

Mt. Zion Congregational Church

10723 Magnolia Drive

Cleveland, Ohio 44106

WHEN:          

Wednesday, Nov. 9

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST

The half-day symposium will highlight the various ways job clubs and career ministries support communities to help the unemployed regain their footing and transition back to the workforce. It also will provide information on the valuable resources offered by the public workforce investment system, as well as give attendees a chance to explore partnership opportunities

Miller, a resident of Munroe Falls, Ohio, founded the Community Job Club in Stow, Ohio, in 2010 and has since helped local job seekers to find a job. Community Job Club services are free of charge. Miller was chosen to moderate a panel discussion on how job clubs support communities to help the unemployed regain their footing and transition back to the workforce.

"Diana's work with the Stow Community Job Club is interesting to the department for a number of reasons," wrote Ben Seigel, deputy director for the DOL's Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, in an email.

Seigel said the participants for the meeting were found by Internet searches or via phone.

"Diana has a demonstrated track record in her community running a job club that has achieved successful outcomes, integrates the two main components of job clubs (grief counseling and networking), and is welcoming to all members from the community," Seigel wrote.

REA, Diana’s employer, is the main sponsor of the Community Job Club in Stow, and hopes that this successful model can be duplicated around the country to help Americans get back to work. Most job clubs today focus only on the problems of the job seeker. The Community Job Club of Stow, however, has recognized that unemployment is really a family issue.

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson and former Youngstown, Ohio, Mayor Jay Williams, now director of the department’s Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, will participate, along with job club coordinators, workforce and development officials, government leaders, faith and nonprofit leaders, employers, job seekers and workers.

The Community Job Club of Stow has gained national attention, and is one of the job clubs that others wish to emulate. To join the movement and start a club, or to join The Community Job Club, please visit: www.communityjobclub.com.

More information can be found online at http://www.communityjobclub.com

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