The Employment Department works with low income, unemployed or underemployed adults who are working to build a stable income. Participants get support to build upon skills needed to secure and retain full-time permanent employment through training, coaching, career explorations and retention counseling. Job search tools and technology are available in the job lab, where employment counselors assist individual members to access and interpret job postings, develop resumes, prepare job applications and manage other issues involved with the process of seeking employment.
Our retention counselors also assist clients with on-the-job questions, issues and mediation resources if needed. Individuals are referred to basic needs resources for housing, medical, mental health, chemical dependency intervention, childcare options and financial management.
Self-empowerment is a main focus of all programs. We encourage our clients to design their own future either through education like English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, GED classes and entry-level career trainings such as Homemaker and Personal Care Assistant, Forklift/Warehouse Distribution, CPR and First Aid classes.
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