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 Connections Work helps meet EMPLOYER NEEDS by providing individuals having criminal justice system involvement with the skills and tools needed to reenter the workforce as successful employees.

We prepare our clients to be WORKFORCE READY by assisting with the following:

  • Ensuring clients have proper identification needed for employment.

  • Essential Skill Training focusing on conflict resolution, decisiveness, problem-solving, and communication skills.

  • Skill assessments using WIN Learning Tool to help identify strengths, literacy, and numeracy competencies.

  • Basic trade skills training for clients enrolled in our Registered Pre-Apprenticeship program including OSHA 10 Certification.

  • Financial Literacy Support to establish bank accounts and budget and savings habits.

  • Necessary footwear for the job or other PPE not provided by the employer.

Second Chance job applicants provide a talent pool filled with varied skills and experiences.  Benefits for employers include:

  • Pre-screening applicants reducing time/cost during the interview process, providing pre-qualified candidates.

  • Retention support to employers. Our Employment Development Specialist engages with Case Managers and Parole officers to attain information that might explain change in an employees' behavior and help get the employee back on track.

  • Case management supporting clients post hire, helping them work through issues before they interfere with work performance.

Join other employers who are employing returning citizens and providing second chances. To learn more please contact our Employment Development Specialist:

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