The Jobs First! program mission is to empower its participants to achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency. The program helps individuals to obtain and maintain employment. Jobs First! has an experienced staff with expertise in assisting individuals with employment needs. Comprehensive assessment tools are available when needed to determine appropriate placement and promote successful job matching services.
You can search for jobs by checking the WEEKLY JOB POSTINGS.
Job coaching is included within the Jobs First! program as part of the core services provided. Job coaches develop employment opportunities and coordinate activities between the employer and job seeker to help ensure job retention. Coaches are also available to assist the employer if any difficulties arise that might have a negative affect on a person's job.
Job coaching can be summarized as:
- Assessment of employment abilities, considering interests in job types
- Coordinating a plan to overcome any barriers
- Informing employers about tax credits and other benefits
Job coaches are committed to appointing job seekers to employment activities that require the same levels of time and energy as full time employment. The goal is to prepare the job seeker for the demands of the workplace.
Job coaches are dedicated to the mission that:
Participants are in the program to become employed and are expected to be successful in their job search
Case consultants work with job seekers to help overcome personal barriers to employment. Some of those services include:
- Secure child care
- A plan to coordinate work and family responsibilities
- Budget counseling
- Share information regarding available support systems and programs
- Assist the participant in setting goals for long term self-sufficiency
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has a goal to increase and retain employment, and to increase earnings of participants with enhanced job skills. Businesses and county officials administer the system. Each participant will be responsible for creating his or her own individualized employment plan, and one-stop services will help them reach their goals. This is accomplished by the use of Core, Intensive, and Training Services.