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by Mary Blake

Although the economy is starting to bounce back, searching for a job is still not easy, especially if you have a disability or any barrier to employment. But there are things that you can do to improve your chances of getting a job.
Here are a few tips to help you in your job search:
Get help - We all need a helping hand from time to time and luckily there are many resources, both public and private, that can be of assistance.  Click here for a few local resources and to read the entire blog.

Shalom Bayit means peace in the home. The Shalom Bayit Program provides short- and long-term assistance to those facing physical violence, or emotional or sexual abuse in their families or intimate relationships. We strive to prevent abuse and to mobilize the Jewish community to create the social change needed to end domestic violence. We provide educational programming, advocacy and consultation, and we work to dispel the myth that abuse does not occur in Jewish homes. Learn about Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta's Shalom Bayit program here.

JFS Volunteers will be participating in International Good Deeds Day, March 15th, to do good for the benefit of others and the planet, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do a good deed, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively impact the world.

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services is coordinating the effort of delivering Passover items to clients of the Jacobson Family Food Pantry which serves residents in need in the Boca Raton, Highland Beach and Delray Beach areas. The effort is expected to impact between 125 and 150 clients. The food purchase and bagging will be done in advance and donated by Addison Reserve Country Club. Event Co-Chairs for the Good Deeds Day event are Lisa Goodman, Patti Jacobs and Robin Siegal.

Good Deeds Day is an annual, global tradition that includes countless good deeds being done all around the world. Last year, over half a million participants in 50 countries worldwide gave over 2 million volunteer hours, making Good Deeds Day the largest and most far- reaching day of good deeds. People from all backgrounds, cultures, and ages have united around the simple idea of Good Deeds Day, and many continue to volunteer all year round.

Millions of viewers across the globe learned about Good Deeds Day through joint campaigns with MTV Global and ABC Network, In addition, NASDAQ honored the day in its Closing Bell ceremony.