Workforce Development

CareerWorks

CareerWorks offers employment readiness, job placement, and job retention services to financially vulnerable individuals (homeless, imminently homeless, or low-income). The 12-month person-centered program includes a three-week employment readiness training course, life coach, personalized development plan, job search assistance, professional clothing, transportation assistance, and other supportive services as needed.

Outcomes

  • 68% of all program participants obtain full-time employment
  • 89% of all employed graduates retain their jobs for 6 months or more
  • Average starting wage of CareerWorks participants in 2017 was $11.80 per hour, 129% over state minimum wage and 63% over federal minimum wage
Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency