Employment Opportunities

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  • Employee Assistance Programs (14)
    PH-2000

    Employee Assistance Programs

    PH-2000

    Programs that contract with employers to offer confidential help to employees, and in some cases their families, whose legal, financial, marital, parent-child, child care, alcoholism, drug abuse, health and/or mental health problems could have a direct impact on their attendance and job performance. EAPs vary in complexity from telephone hotlines that offer referrals for needed services to organizations that offer in-person diagnosis and referral, direct counseling and/or extensive treatment for one or a variety of problems.
  • Job Clubs (13)
    ND-2000.6500-320

    Job Clubs

    ND-2000.6500-320

    Programs that sponsor support groups for job seekers which provide opportunities for participants to discuss job readiness skills, resume writing and interview techniques; engage in role plays of job interviews; share information about current employment opportunities relevant to the skills and interests of the group; and discuss and resolve specific barriers to employment that individual members are encountering. The objective of job clubs is to help individual members find employment more quickly and possibly at higher salaries than they could have obtained on their own through a structured support system and a systematic approach to job seeking.
  • Job Corps (4)
    ND-6500.3500

    Job Corps

    ND-6500.3500

    A nationwide, government-subsidized youth training program that provides remedial education, vocational training and useful work experience including on-the-job training for low and moderate-income, disadvantaged youth who have poor job skills.
  • Job Finding Assistance (223)
    ND-3500

    Job Finding Assistance

    ND-3500

    Programs that help people identify and secure paid employment opportunities that match their aptitude, qualifications, experience and interests.
  • Job Training Formats (132)
    ND-2000.3500

    Job Training Formats

    ND-2000.3500

    Programs that offer apprenticeships, training through business practice firms, classroom training, internships, on-the-job training, work experience or other formats for training that prepares people for specific types of employment. The training may feature formal instruction in an institutional classroom setting, hands-on experience at a job site under varying arrangements or a combination of the two as the means by which trainees acquire the skills required to perform the job.
  • Prejob Guidance (120)
    ND-2000.6500

    Prejob Guidance

    ND-2000.6500

    Programs that provide instruction for people who need to acquire the basic "soft skills" and tools that are required to successfully apply for and secure employment, and retain a position once they have been hired. These programs provide information and guidance regarding preparing a resume, writing job application letters, completing job application questionnaires, responding to job ads and taking employment tests; offer tips regarding appropriate dress, personal appearance and interview techniques; and address other similar topics.
  • Senior Community Service Employment Programs (8)
    ND-6500.8000

    Senior Community Service Employment Programs

    ND-6500.8000

    Programs funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act (OAA) and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor whose purpose is to develop workforce skills in unemployed, low-income older adults age 55 and older with poor employment prospects. Program participants are assigned to paid community service placements with a non-profit organization or governmental entity for purposes of training and acquisition or improvement of skills that may lead to unsubsidized employment or a job that is not subsidized by the program. In collaboration with the participant, the program must develop an Individual Employment Plan, which outlines steps for achieving goals as determined through personal interviews and assessment instruments. Participants may be offered supportive services such as transportation, counseling, work equipment and other items to assist them in participating in the SCSEP and preparing them for a permanent job.
  • Supported Employment (88)
    ND-6500.8120

    Supported Employment

    ND-6500.8120

    Programs that find paid, meaningful work in a variety of community-based settings for people who have disabilities and which assign a "job coach" to work side-by-side with each client to interface with the employer and other employees, and provide training in basic job skills and work-related behaviors, assistance with specific tasks as needed and whatever other initial or ongoing support is required to ensure that the individual retains competitive employment. Included are individual placement models in which a job coach works on-the-job with a single individual and group models such as enclaves (which are self-contained work units of people needing support) and mobile work crews, in which a group of workers with disabilities receives continuous support and supervision from supported employment personnel. In the enclave model, groups of people with disabilities are trained to work as a team alongside employees in the host business supported by a specially trained on-site supervisor, who may work either for the host company or the placement agency. A variation of the enclave approach is called the "dispersed enclave" and is used in service industries (e.g., restaurants and hotels). Each person works on a separate job, and the group is dispersed throughout the company. In the mobile work crew model, a small team of people with disabilities works as a self-contained business and undertakes contract work such as landscaping and gardening projects. The crew works at various locations in a variety of settings within the community under the supervision of a job coach.
 
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