Career Development Assistance
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Energy Assistance Programs
Food and Nutrition Assistance
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Career Development Assistance Programs
If you need a job or want to advance your career, the career development programs are designed to help you find work. For some people, just finding a job to pay the bills is all they are looking for. Other people are looking more at a long term career. Whatever your job needs are, there are many different career assistance programs available to help you.
The career development programs provide you with several opportunities depending on your financial and educational needs.
Career development basically assists you with paying for your education, getting additional training for your career, or assisting you with finding a job if you are unemployed or dislocated from your work.
There are also several programs that were created to assist specific groups of people that might need assistance with career development including low-income individuals, farmers, Native Americans, minorities, and veterans.
There are over 60 different career development assistance programs available to help you prepare for and begin your career. We do not cover every career development program that is offered, but we do provide you with information about the programs that provide the most opportunities for the most people.
One-Stop Career Center
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) provided for a system of One-Stop Career Centers which provider businesses, workers, and people looking for work a place to locate each other. The One-Stop Centers were created to to assist businesses in locating qualified workers and to help people looking for jobs to training and employment services to assist with their careers.
These One-Stop Career Centers are located in most communities and provide services that include:
1. Assesment of you skills, abilities and needs.
2. Assistance with unemployment insurance.
3. Access to states' public labor exchange and labor market information.
4. Job search and job placement assistance.
5. Career counseling.
6. Information on training and education.
7. Information on supportive services such as transportation and day care.
Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI)
The JOLI program was designed to test and evaluate different ways to create employment and business opportunities for individuals that are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits.
JOLI also assists other low-income individuals through self-employment, new business ventures, expanding exisiting businesses through financial and technical assistance, with the goal of helping you become self-sufficient.
To be eligible for the JOLI program, you, your spouse, parents or children need to receive or be eligible to receive TANF assistance, or your household annual income before taxes must be less than $10,830 if one person lives in the household. For each additional person living in the household you would add $3,470.
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