Re-Entry Employment Program
Since funding ended for our Re-Entry Program, we have been working to reimagine the re-entry services Goodwill would like to promote for our participant population. To that end, we have developed an employment program whereby we are hiring re-entry participants on a temporary basis to work in our retail division. They are monitored by our Community Advocate, William Outlaw, and initially are supported by use of bus passes to provide transportation to and from work. This effort is two-fold; it provides manpower for our retail division, and at the same time, provides participants the opportunity to earn some money, develop basic work skills, sharpen their knowledge of good work ethics, and also be able to add this work onto their resumes when seeking employment. If the individuals work out, there is also the probability of becoming regular full or part time Goodwill employees.
We are looking to expand this program in the coming weeks by also starting a new “Skills for Success” program which will teach participants good work skills, resume writing, job search, interviewing, work ethics (i.e. sexual harassment), and that all important question of how to address their criminal background in order to “sell” themselves when being interviewed for a position. Participants who complete this mini program will also be candidates for our temporary retail positions.
The Re-Entry program would not be possible without the support from our community. Every time you donate or shop you are making a difference in an individual’s life.
Read more about the program here: <a href=”The Group Supported Employment program that Chis is part of would not be possible without the support from our community. Every time you donate or shop you are making a difference in an individual’s life.
Read more about the program here: Employment programs.