Live chats with program experts

Thank you very much for taking time out of your busy day to read this blog. The first post drew more than a thousand views and some comments offering support for this method of communication.

As I mentioned in the first post, I want to use this blog as a means to help more people during the economic downturn. With that in mind, I invite you to participate in a live online chat about job services. It takes place 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, on You can ask questions about what is available for job seekers, as well as employers looking to fill job openings.

Last May, we started offering live online chats on the agency’s Web site ( as a way for people to ask questions, share ideas and express concerns.

Since then we have conducted almost two dozen chats on topics such as child support, Medicaid/food stamps/cash assistance, employment services, child care, child abuse and foster care and adoption.

The chats have given us the opportunity to communicate in real time with dozens of customers and people who serve them, such as case managers at social service agencies.

We have found that many people view the chats to learn more, or come back to read the transcript under Today at HCJFS on the Web site.

These chats give us the chance to directly connect our program experts with you. We encourage you to participate!

by Jim Tinker

Filed Under: Communication, Workforce Development

Tagged: employment, job services, live chat, Workforce Development