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Workforce development


joel carbajal El Paso, TX

Greetings and wishing everyone well. I would like to chat or consult with someone that can help me get into the workforce development field. For the last two years I been working as a transitions specialist and have provided countless of career advised for after the service. Its is a field that I really enjoy and would like to take it to the next level. Any help? Mentors or ideas?

Thank you

6 October 2021 4 replies Career Advancement



Treva Spencer Florham Park, NJ

Hello Joel,

Each state (and most major cities) have a Workforce Development Center. You can go on the website of the state of choice and find out how to take the exam for an Employment Specialist, Employment Counselor, etc... and start there. Once you pass the state exam, you will be placed on a list and called for an interview. Good luck!



Tim Feemster Dallas, TX

I am willing to discuss some specifics with you to determine if I would be able to assist you in your search. A couple of questions:
1 Where are you looking to locate?
2 Have you considered retained/contingency search firms which work on commission?
3 What is your salary expectation?

I am not wanting you to answer in this platform but to discuss with you in a private phone call. My number is 214-693-7689. Email If you get voice mail, please explain that you are contacting me about an ACP followup since I will not recognize the number or email on the message.


Jeff Martin Ashburn, VA

Workforce development is a much needed activity and it can be very effective and rewarding if done well. My only caution is that the term means different things to different people. I’d encourage you to have and share a few readily available descriptions about what you mean by that term so you can avoid confusion and misunderstandings. I am by no means an expert but I’ve done this and would be happy to have a phone chat if you’re interested. Good luck!


ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi Joel,

Feel free to utilize our "Community" tab here: to search and connect with advisors who may be experienced in your field of interest. You can customize your search on the "refine by" tab. Hope this helps!


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