Jericho Project’s Workforce Opportunities Program helps hundreds of individuals build the skills they need to secure and sustain meaningful employment.
Engaging with Clients and Providing Opportunities for Gainful Employment
The foundation of Jericho’s Workforce Opportunities (WfO) Program is the individualized support we provide to Jericho clients, most of whom have been disconnected from the workforce for extended periods of time and are marginalized from traditional workforce development programs. The program’s consistent engagement with clients throughout the employment process helps them set and achieve their employment goals.
In addition to the universal support provided by the program’s Career Counselors, WfO programming includes workshops, trainings, referrals to job training and educational courses, resume and job search assistance, and work retention and advancement support. In addition, Jericho’s two Employment Specialists help place clients into employment.
Over 60% of Jericho clients participate in Workforce Opportunities initiatives. Our residents have an average hourly wage of $18.22 for full-time jobs and an average hourly wage of $16.76 for part-time jobs.