WELCOME FORMER UNITED TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY EMPLOYEES
We recognize this is a very difficult time for employees of United Technologies Company (UTC). Our thoughts are with you. There are services available to those who are losing their jobs, free of charge, to help you through this transition, including the Dislocated Worker Program, and outplacement services through Right Management. We will be here as long as you need; we are committed to supporting you.
Minnesota Job Partners has been selected by a committee of impacted UTC employees to provide Dislocated Worker Program services to those impacted by the layoffs at UTC. This program of benefits is free, and provides you with opportunities for training, career counseling, résumé assistance, financial support, and more. State and federal funding make this program possible.
We want to extend a warm welcome to those who have been affected by the layoffs at UTC. Job loss can be stressful when your future is uncertain. Minnesota Job Partners employs a team of experts who can help you confidently step into your bright future. All of us here at MJP look forward to working with you through this transition. Our LinkedIn, Facebook,
and Twitter accounts offer additional avenues for you to receive up-to-date information from our agency. MJP also recently created a Pinterest account to share helpful job search articles with our participants.
Call us at (612) 676-3710 to learn more, or to sign up for our next REGISTRATION SESSION!
THE FIRST STEP - ENROLLMENT
Participation in our program begins with attending a registration session. These sessions are facilitated by friendly, experienced staff who will begin by explaining the Dislocated Worker Program to you. Next, you will complete the state-required paperwork, with the facilitator walking you through every form & answering any questions you may have.
After attending an enrollment session, you will be contacted to schedule your first counselor meeting. In this meeting with your counselor, you will establish a relationship and share your story. This meeting is all about YOU: your education, your work history, your family, health, finances - you want to give your counselor your full history so they can best help you determine a plan to achieve your goals. At the completion of this meeting, you are enrolled & can start taking advantage of our program's benefits!
After meeting with your counselor, you will start working on your action steps - the items in your individual employment plan (IEP) that require your attention. Training, résumé assistance, workshops, interview preparation, and financial support are just a few features we can assist you with. You and your counselor will monitor your progress toward reaching your goals, and adjust your IEP as necessary.
We held on-site registration sessions on Thursday, March 30 and Thursday, April 20. If you were unable to make it to one of these sessions, don't worry! You can still attend any registration session at our Minneapolis office, or contact us to schedule a one-on-one session.
TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a federal program available to workers who lose their jobs as a result of increased foreign trade activity. United Technologies Company has been certified TAA eligible. This means there are additional benefits available to you beyond the Dislocated Worker program, including relocation allowance, funding for training, extended unemployment benefits while enrolled in TAA-approved training, a wage supplement benefit for workers over 50, and on-the-job training. You must be enrolled in the Dislocated Worker program to access TAA benefits. Your Dislocated Worker program counselor will help you understand and apply for TAA benefits.
This is a lot of information; there are many benefits available to you, and it might feel a little overwhelming trying to understand them all. Your counselor is your partner through this transition and will help you every step of the way! You can call or email your counselor any time to ask questions or get clarification. They're here to help you. We've put a graphic together to help you understand how these programs work together.
Your counselor and our Résumé Specialist can help you polish your résumé, and we offer an excellent résumé development workshop for you to learn valuable development skills yourself. If you need immeidate résumé assistance or are looking to jump start the process, you can download one of our sample résumés to help you get started. Click on the images below to open downloadable Word documents of the samples; you can fill them in with your information and success stories before meeting with your counselor.
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SUCCESS BY THE NUMBERS
1776: number of people we have served since 3/29/15
1100: number of participants who have enrolled in training funded through our program
89.5%: successful exit rate (state's goal = 86%)
101%: wage replacement rate (state's goal = 80%)
A recent participant after an interview & job offer:
“They were so very impressed with all the efforts I had gone through to keep up in the industry with my conference attendance and to enhance & grow my com- puter skills as a designer. I CANNOT thank you and Minnesota Job Partners enough for the priceless offerings you have given me. You completely gave me an edge above the rest and I will be much more successful in this job because of it...You really have a SOLID program that honestly has meant so much to me (and so many others.) At a rough time when it was a struggle to get on my feet, I feel I had an organization and the government behind me that wanted me to suc- ceed and offered me the financial, people and tangible resources to build my confidence and keep me relevant. And it showed in my interviews! I am really grateful for my job and it is a great new home."