01 Mar Grant Associates Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week
Are your customers looking to protect themselves from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe they are wondering about the best way to use credit, how to shop for a used car, or maximize their security online.
Grant Associates is participating in the Federal Trade Commission’s National Consumer Protection Week — February 28 to March 6, 2021 — and all year round. This is a great opportunity to put important consumer information in your customers’ hands to keep them and their money safe.
Several of the workforce programs operated by Grant Associates and our partners will be participating in this week’s activities.
Grant Associates CareerAdvance locations in New York City will be hosting a Know Your [Credit] Score Day to assist participants in understanding the importance of credit and knowing their credit scores. Their training teams’ Finance Friday Workshop will be “Learning about Scams.” This 60-minute workshop walks through seven of the most common scams faced by Americans and what those scams sound like. The workshop also provides next steps for keeping your identity and money safe, knowing how to identify a scam, and learning what to do if you, a friend, or a family member fall victim to a scam.
Wilkinsburg EARN will be partnering with PA CareerLink® Allegheny East to host two workshops with our partners at Dollar Bank – one on Identity Theft Protection and another on Credit Repair. Our partners will use this opportunity to promote greater understanding of these financial topics and how to keep participants financially safe.
Grant Associates Job Placement in Washington D.C. will be hosting a virtual recruitment event with focus on credit. Although there are laws that can stop some employers from pulling credit reports, this event will provide customers an opportunity to understand how credit can impact all aspects of their lives.
Grant Associates Education, Occupation, and Training in Washington D.C. will be hosting a virtual credit workshop to highlight the importance of credit in reaching goals. Credit is a great topic to start with prior to employment because “anything a credit repair company can do legally you can do for yourself at little or no cost.”
Worksource Montgomery Youth will be hosting a virtual credit workshop geared toward a younger audience and initial understanding of credit. This workshop will focus on why it is important to check your credit report, to know your credit score, and what those numbers really mean when reaching goals.