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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.
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Work Experience/Subsidized Employment is a program that works with TANF recipients with little or no work experience to become and remain independent of cash assistance.
Participants are placed in subsidized employment in both private and public sectors earning wages while they engage in hands-on experiences at the worksite.
Employers are encouraged to directly hire the participant upon successful completion of the work experience opportunity. Case Managers work closely with employers and participants to address any concerns and arrange for any support services that may be needed.
ITV is a program for TANF recipients who are interested in training that will help secure employment and that will help them become independent of cash assistance.
Participants can receive up to $4,000 for any training that is listed on the WIOA approved providers list (Eligible Training Providers List - ETPL)
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).
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1968 intended to ensure that, when employment or contracting opportunities are generated by the expenditure of certain federal funding, in particular HUD funding, on construction or rehabilitation of housing or other public construction projects, preference is given to low- and very low-income City residents and businesses committed to providing these opportunities.
The requirements of Section 3 are triggered when the City spends housing or community development funds from HUD for housing rehabilitation, including reduction or abatement of lead-based paint hazards; housing construction; or other public construction projects, including infrastructure. Routine maintenance, repair and replacement projects and contracts solely to furnish materials or supplies are not covered under Section 3.
Section 3 applies to new hires. A new hire is a full-time employee for a permanent, temporary or seasonal position that is created as a direct result of the expenditure of Section 3 Covered Assistance.
The requirements of Section 3 apply when the amount of HUD funds received by the City exceeds $200,000 and when a particular contract exceeds $100,000. (If no contracts exceed, $100,000, Section 3 still applies to the City while expanding Section 3 Covered Assistance.)
Section 3 eligible residents are Waterbury residents who live in public housing, receive government housing assistance or are low- or very low income persons.
Low-income is generally defined as families (including single persons) whose incomes do not exceed eighty (80%) percent of the median income for our area. Very low-income is generally defined as families (including single persons) whose incomes do not exceed fifty (50%) percent of the median family income for our area. (Income limits are set annually by HUD.)
Individuals will be required to provide proof of eligibility to participate in Section 3.
There are currently no openings with the NRWIB.