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AB 109 Dedicated Reentry Program Resource Guide

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Employment and Job Training

Employment

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Job Search

Programs that maintain listings of available employment opportunities and assign a staff member to help people who are searching for a position to choose and obtain the most suitable option. Programs may offer access to computers, resume writing software programs, printers, fax machines, telephones, and email addresses and voicemail/message.

Employment Preparation

Programs that provide assistance for people who need information, guidance and/or training in specific job-related skills to make appropriate occupational choices and secure and retain positions that effectively utilize their abilities. Included are job interview and economic self-sufficiency training, job search techniques, and resume preparation assistance.

Training Programs

Programs that offer apprenticeships, training through business practice firms, classroom training, internships, on-the-job training, work experience or other formats for training that prepares people for specific types of employment. Included are programs that provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities or older adults age 55 and older to learn and practice work skills in a separate and supported environment.

Welfare to Work

Programs operated by state agencies or local jurisdictions that offer employment training and supportive services (such as child care, transportation costs, ancillary expenses and personal counseling) for people who are receiving public assistance through the TANF program in an effort to help them become self-supporting.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment

Programs that enable individuals with disabilities, people who abuse drugs or alcohol, or people who have emotional problems to obtain the training and employment experiences they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a sheltered work environment.

Volunteer Jobs

Programs that provide employment opportunities for people who are willing to volunteer their time at low wages (or without remuneration) to work on social and economic development, environmental improvement or public safety projects throughout the U.S. and developing countries.

Social Security and Worker's Compensation and Unemployment

Social Security offices that accept applications and determine eligibility for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, State Disability Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, State Unemployment Insurance program and Workers Compensation.