FINDING WORK

To love and to work are the foundations for a healthy life, said Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychiatry. In these days of anything goes, the definition of love has been left open to debate. Most people agree, however, that work means earning money.

Doing that, however, is not always easy in this city of clean air and little industry. With a constant influx of new residents, competition for jobs and business can be stiff. One can always hit the pavement in search of work. But it might be easier to first check out this list of organizations that may be of help.

Where to Look

Employment Security Division, New Mexico labor Department: 301 W. De Vargas St., P. O. Box 1908, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1908; 505-827-7434. Employment services for job applicants and employers include Affirmative Action information, federal bonding, alien labor certification, job listings and unemployment insurance.

Vocational Rehabilitation Division, New Mexico Education Department: 604 W. San Mateo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87503; 505-827-3501. Helps disabled people develop, preserve and restore job skills.

Personnel Office, New Mexico State Government: 130 South Capitol, Santa Fe, NM 87501; 505-827-8100. Handles information and placement for state jobs.

City of Santa Fe Personnel Department: City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave., P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504; 505-982-4471. Handles applications for city jobs.

Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council: P.O. Box 969, San Juan Pueblo, NM 87566; 505-852-4265. Provides employment assistance, job training and work experience for Indians in the pueblos of Northern New Mexico.

National Indian Employment and Training Conference (a.k.a. NIETC): P.O. Box 969, San Juan Pueblo, NM 87566; 505-852-4265. Provides information about employment and training programs to Indian individuals and organizations. Holds annual conference.

Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Government: Rosenwald Building, 320 Central SW, Suite 16, Albuquerque, NM 87102; 505-766-2398. Promotes training for the crafts industries. Maintains lists of openings in apprenticeship programs.

Apprenticeship Council, State of New Mexico: 3420 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107; 505-841-6305. Promotes training in crafts industries.

Networking Women: P.O. Box 9331, Santa Fe, Nm 87504; 505-983-9217. Holds monthly meetings for women to exchange job information, ideas and referrals.

Santa Fe Community College: Richards Avenue Campus, Route 8, Box 303, Santa Fe, NM 87505; 505-471-8200, ext. 21. Provides information and career guidance.


While You're Looking

Unemployment benefits are available to those who have worked in at least two quarters of the year. You must be unemployed through no fault of your own and actively seeking new work. Because of administrative procedures, you may have to wait up to 12 weeks before receiving payments. You can apply for unemployment insurance at the New Mexico Labor Department, Employment Security Division, 301 W. De Vargas St., P.O. Box 1908, Santa Fe, Nm 87504-1908; 505-827-7434, 827-7424.


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