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Jewish Employment Transition Services

JETS Jewish Employment Transition Services is an employment outreach and support program that provides services to those individuals in the Greater Hartford area unemployed as a result of the current economy. 

The program offers a series of free workshops.  While the JETS program is sponsored by the Jewish community, it is open to anyone, regardless of faith, who has a need and/or skills they wish to volunteer. 

With unemployment in Connecticut reaching its highest level years, Jewish Family Services, the Mandell JCC, the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, synagogues and volunteers have joined forces to help members of the community facing job losses and economic uncertainty. JETS is offered by Jewish Family Services and the Mandell JCC.

Emphasis will be on:

  • Facilitation of job search skills and networking opportunities
  • Preserving sound emotional and financial health
  • Providing awareness of community resources

JETS Workshops

JETS workshops are free of charge and open to anyone in the community. Membership at the Mandell JCC is not required; however, reservations are neccesary so that enough materials will be available for all attendees. For reservations, please contact Ellen Cartledge at or 860-236-1927.

Previous JETS Workshops Topics

  • Federal & State Services Overview
  • Maintaining Your Financial Health
  • Conducting a Job Search in This Environment
  • Interviewing Techniques & Networking Approaches
  • Staying Positive in this Job Environment

Corporate, foundation and individual sponsorship is welcomed in order to ensure this important service can be sustained.