Employment Assistance Program

The Employment Assistance Program works with employers that support ex-offenders return to society.
 
Employment is highly related to successful re-entry and many local organizations, such as United Way of King County and The Seattle Foundation recognize the impact employment has on community stability, community safety, and an individual’s well-being.
 
The Employment Assistance Program provides an opportunity for ex-offenders to reestablish their employment history, which is one of the major obstacles and challenges that the previously incarcerated encounter.
 
In addition to finding employment for ex-offenders, the Employment Assistance Program facilitates the job search process by providing both social and technical support.

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Providing Social Support

• Group Meetings to discuss and resolve job search issues
 
• Support groups for alcohol and drug dependency.

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Technical Support

• Provide on-site computers for on-line job applications and connect with employers
 
• Provide printing for employers that require paper applications and resumes
 
• Provide guidance about what to expect from employers
 
• Provide guidance about how to present oneself professionally to employers