Employment is an important part of the reentry process. Those without gainful employment are much more likely to recidivate. The bottom line is, without a job, people often struggle with a loss of income and a loss of self-esteem.
“Successful reintegration into the workforce can make neighborhoods and families safer and more stable. Linking individuals who have been involved with the corrections system to jobs and helping them succeed can reduce the staggering costs to taxpayers for reincarceration and increases contributions to the tax base for community services.” (Source: Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness)
We’ll be providing training for members to prepare them to seek or obtain employment, and to keep their jobs once they are hired.
Training/instruction will include:
- Effective communication
- Problem solving
- Effective job seeking
- Preparing a resume or job application
- Preparing a cover and thank you letters
- Interviewing skills
- Developing good work habits
- Workplace expectations
- Getting along with co-workers/boss
- Being Reliable and on time
- Filling out paper work (for example, time sheets)
- Appropriate attire
Want to volunteer? If you have a background in or experience providing job or career readiness training, and you would like to volunteer to provide job readiness training to our members, please contact us with your information as well as your training and experience.