For Our New Friends
“The biggest challenge for many area employers
is finding qualified and trainable entry-level employees.
The WHA’s ABL program can be a valuable resource.”
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Employment Readiness and Placement Program
Public housing developments are among the most economically challenged neighborhoods in the United States. In fact, public housing residents face obstacles to employment even beyond those normally experienced by other low-income people.
To address this problem in Worcester the WHA launched its ambitious A Better Life (ABL) employment readiness and placement program in February 2015. ABL is an aggressive program for clients with access to resources aimed at promoting self-sufficiency.
than a faceless resume. You’re hiring someone who is eager and motivated to gain meaningful employment to help move them to reach their goal of becoming self-sufficient and move out of public housing. You can expect the same work ethic, experience and responsibility you would seek from any good employee.
candidates we send you will be vetted by our Employment Specialist to
that they meet the agreed upon standards of the employer. The
Specialist and Family Life Coach (case manager) will work with the
after they become employed, to help ensure that the candidates are
We are prepared to provide you and your HR staff with pre-screened and pre-qualified applicants who have participated in our employment readiness programs. Many of these applicants have already worked as apprentices or interns and have specific training that helps prepare them for you. You and your hiring team will interview the pre-screened applicants and select the best person to suit your needs.
Benefits to employers:
What we are requesting from employers:
Support to employers after placement:
We are excited about the opportunity to meet with you and your hiring team to discuss how we could build a great partnership.
Join the growing number of area employers
who have hired one of our participants!
Please contact us by phone (508-635-3277) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up an appointment to meet and get started.