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Work First Employment Services

Employment Services is dedicated to helping our participants be successful in searching for and finding suitable employment. Participants receive training in job search techniques and learn about the local labor market in a class designed and given by Employment Coordinators (Bill Kiser and Robert Relyea). The Employment Coordinators are constantly in contact with many local businesses to identify hiring needs in and around Cumberland County. Along with our community partners, we conduct two job fairs each year, on the last Thursday of March and the last Thursday of September.

Advantages to Hiring Work First Participants

Increased pool of potential employees Less time and money spent on the hiring process Positive image in the community Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Retention Services to help reduce turnover

Services Offered to Employers

On-site facilities for employers to interview groups of qualified applicants Matching participants skills to employers needs Skills training of participants at no cost to the employer Criminal background check and drug screen at no cost to employer (if requested)

 Services Offered to Participants

Medical benefits through Medicaid for up to one year for the participant and their family Help with child care cost Help with transportation Food Stamps



For More Information Contact:
Robert Relyea (910) 677-2222 - or - Bill Kiser (910) 677-2177

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