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Jobs First Employment Services (JFES)

Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) is a program that helps Adults and Out-of-School minor recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families gain and maintain independence from federal and state financial assistance. The program provides employment, education, training services, and case management and the necessary skills needed to secure employment by the 21-month expiration of benefits. 

All participants receive assistance in preparing and looking for a job, transportation assistance, and help with payment/payments for childcare.

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: Your local workforce board can assist in many of your hiring needs!
Hiring managers can utilize our services to hire temporary, permanent (or both) pre-screened and eligible candidates. Employee wages are covered 100% by the board for up to 15 weeks (20-25 hours per week) and those who prove to be a good fit have the option to hire permanently.

Current and former JFES participants have worked in a variety of industries such as: childcare, clerical support, construction, contact tracer, customer service, food preparation, healthcare, janitorial work, manufacturing, reception and retail.

Call us today and we can help assess your employment needs!

Steve Gray
203.574.6971 ext. 464

Cheryl Olmstead
203.574.6971 ext. 459

Section 3

The City of Waterbury (“City”) is committed to increasing the benefit to the City and its residents from the investment of public funds in certain publicly-funded construction projects, and to furthering the goals of Section 3 of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) Act of 1968, as amended (“Section 3”). 

The City has adopted its Section 3 Policy & Action Plan “to ensure that the employment and other economic opportunities generated by the federal financial assistance for housing and community development programs [which the City receives] shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed towards low- and very low-income residents, particularly those who are recipients of governmental assistance in housing” and towards businesses that are committed to providing opportunities to low and very low income Waterbury residents. 12 U.S.C. §1701u(b).

NRWIB Careers

There are currently no open positions available at the NRWIB.