Although the unemployment rate has improved, there's still a critical need in our community for the Catholic Charities Workforce Development Program. Ron had a Network Administration Degree but was having trouble finding a job. He called United Way 2-1-1, a free service that connects area residents with critical social service and health resources and was referred to Catholic Charities Workforce Development Program.
Workforce Development provides unemployed and underemployed job seekers like Ron with the tools they need to find work. “They transformed my resume into a workable piece of art,” said Ron. “The resume writing portion of the program was extremely helpful.” Program participants learn interviewing skills during mock-interview sessions with local business professionals, receive job leads and assistance with online applications, help with resume writing, financial and computer literacy training and supportive services such as gas cards and interview attire.
Based on a client's skills, Workforce Development Program staff research employment opportunities and, in some cases, submit resumes to employer partners to facilitate the selection process. Thanks to these partners and their work with Catholic Charities, the Workforce Development Program is sometimes the first to know about new job openings.
It didn’t take Ron long to find a job after he completed the program, and he landed a job in the IT field. “If it wasn’t for the Catholic Charities Workforce Development Program, I’m convinced I would never have had this opportunity,” said Ron. With your support, we will be able to help hundreds achieve financial stability through employment. Please join us in helping at-risk families secure gainful employment and donate today. https://www.ccbjax.org/donate