American Job Center

American Job Center (AJC)

With nearly 2,500 delivery points nationwide, American Job Centers, also known as One-Stop Career Centers, provide a vast network to address the human resource and employment needs of both jobseekers and business in every community.  The Employment and Training Administration provides funding through State Workforce Boards for American Job Centers, which are operated by community colleges, community-based organizations, and government agencies. The Guam American Job Center is located in Hagatna.

American Job Centers Support the Workforce Needs of Jobseekers and Businesses
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American Job Centers offer a continuum of services throughout the cycle of recruiting, training, retaining, and transitioning workers.

These Centers work with jobseeker and business customers to determine their needs and provide varied solutions to workforce challenges.  Possible services include the following:

 

Recruitment and Screening:

• Recruiting, screening, and referring a variety of job seekers, ranging from entry level workers to highly-skilled professionals
• Recruiting full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers
• Hosting job fairs and providing office space for on-site screening and interviewing
• Providing access to human capital and untapped labor pools
• Offering workforce information about wages, employment trends, and national comparisons

Retention and Up-Skilling:

• Developing on-the-job and workplace training and providing training services to retool incumbent workers
•  Supporting employee retention by offering services such as transportation, childcare assistance, and mentoring programs to individuals engaged in training
• Assisting businesses in applying for Work Opportunity Tax Credits
• Assisting with lay-off aversion strategies

Training and Education:

• Providing access to training and education
• Offering industry-recognized certifications
• Developing customized training programs, such as pre-employment training
• Connecting to Registered Apprenticeship programs with a mix of instruction and on-the-job training.
• National Dislocated Worker Grants for significant dislocation events to expand service capacity at the state and local levels through time-limited federal funding assistance

Transitioning:

• State and Local Rapid Response –
• Providing on-site services, such as pre-layoff and retraining information
• Easing the transition from point of layoff notification to shut down
• Developing plans to access funds and services for individualized worker assistance
• Providing assistance to the community to develop coordinated response to layoffs
• Trade Adjustment Assistance – Providing training and income support program for transitioning workers

 

Skilled Human Resource Professionals Assist Job Seekers with Employment and Career Guidance

American Job Centers provide integrated services and solutions to individuals throughout their careers for a lifetime of gainful employment. American Job Centers draw from a vast array of community resources to make a multitude of services available in addressing employment challenges.

Offering Solutions-Based Service Delivery

  • • Tools, resources, and assistance for job search and placement, career development and advancement
  • • Full-array of services for individuals with specific employment issues, such as persons with disabilities, older workers, and veterans
  • • Access to education and training in growing occupations

Providing Data-Driven Career Guidance

  • • Workforce information and local labor market information, including information about wages and employment trends, and high growth occupations
  • • Career guidance and planning based on the needs of local business and industry
  • • Assessment of the knowledge, skills and abilities of individual job seekers and support for training

American Job Centers provide access to a wide range of services, and are a nexus of relationships for many federal programs.  Several partners are required to be physically or virtually present in the American Job Centers, also known as One-Stop Career Centers, still more programs are optional partners.

Mandatory Partners:

  • • WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth
  • • Wagner-Peyser Employment Services
  • • State Unemployment Insurance
  • • Job Corps
  • • Youthbuild
  • • Trade Adjustment Assistance
  • • Senior Community Service Employment Program
  • • National Farmworker Jobs Program
  • • Indian and Native American Program
  • • Veteran’s Workforce Investment Program
  • • Local Veterans’ Employment Representative Program
  • • Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program
  • • Adult Education
  • • Postsecondary Vocational Education
  • • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • • Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
  • • Community Services Block Grant Employment and Training Programs

Optional Partners:

  • • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • • Higher Education, including community colleges
  • • Youth Corps
  • • Other appropriate Federal, State, or local  programs, including programs in the private sector

AJC and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)‘s primary goals are to assist individuals to become economically self-sufficient and to acquire integrated occupational skills needed to be employed in today’s workforce.

The American Job Center on Guam can be reached below:

Office Location:
Bell Tower Plaza, 3rd Floor
710 West Marine Corps Drive
Hagatna, GU 96910

Mailing Address:
710 West Marine Corps Drive
Suite 301, Bell Tower Plaza
Hagatna, GU 96910

Phone
(671) 475-7000/1

Fax
(671) 475-7045

Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
(except Government of Guam holidays)

Employment and Training Programs