Community Partners

 

Jobs Partnership

Website:  www.jobspartnership.org


How they help job seekers:
Provide a very important no cost training program called LifeWorks for men and women that are underemployed, stuck in their job, or unemployed. It’s a different kind of training that opens up a whole new world of career possibilities, connecting you with the people and resources that can help prepare you for what you were created to do


Job Seekers:
Sign up (no cost) for the next classes. The LifeWorks program is a game changer for so many who struggle and need some real advice to help them get the job you want; not just a paycheck.

 

Second Harvest

Website:  www.feedhopenow.org


How they help job seekers:
The Second Harvest Culinary Training Program provides qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry.

Our 18-week program is provided at no charge and designed to assist our students with barriers that would prevent them from achieving success while enrolled, such as lack of food, housing, transportation, childcare, and medical and mental health needs.


Job Seekers:
This is a hidden gem in Central Florida.  Second Harvest will train you so you qualify for jobs in one of the largest industries in Central Florida; the culinary industry.  Employers hire all graduates in a very short period of time.  Stop by their booth for more information.  A great resource!

United Way

Website:  www.hfuw.org/gethelp


How they help job seekers: 
By calling the agency’s help line- 211-residents of orange, Osceola and Seminole counties can help for aid to pay rent, power bills and groceries.  You are not alone. Every day, hundreds of people across Central Florida turn to 2-1-1 for information and support—whether for financial assistance, health programs, crisis support and more. 2-1-1 is free and completely confidential, available 24/7.  Mission United helps Veterans and their families. Mission United is focused on creating systemic change in the areas of education, employment and legal services for veterans.


Job Seekers: 
Just another great resource to help you during a job search or even while you are employed in so many ways (2-1-1).   Mission United exists to help veterans.  Go speak with them to learn how they can help you with other programs they offer as well.  Also, they do have a lot of volunteer opportunities and many of these are great way to meet your future employer. 

 

United Against Poverty

Website:  www.unitedagainstpoverty.org


How they help job seekers:
The Success Training Employment Program (STEP) is a program dedicated to enhancing job-readiness skills. The first six weeks is made up of in-class discussion-based learning in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Empowerment Training, Workplace Skills and Job Acquisition. Following graduation students work with a job coach and success coach to help them get hired and stay employed.


Job Seekers:
Enroll in the STEP program (no cost). This great organization can help individuals who may have difficulty obtaining employment because of a lack of a GED, have a criminal record, are unstably housed, or lack transportation.  If you are struggling with any of these things, Up is there to help you find your way.

EmployU

Website:  www.EmployU.org


How they help job seekers:
This fantastic organization who work with individuals with disabilities and place them at employers.   The On-the-Job training (OJT) puts you with employers who will mentor and develop skills needed to realize your career goals and potential.


Job Seekers:
EmployU is consistently expanding programs to meet the demand of those it serves to include customers of Vocational Rehabilitation, The Agency for Persons with Disabilities and the American Dream Employment Network.  Stop by their table for more information.  (Employers, they will place and pay their clients at your companies at no cost to you) 

 

 

Catholic Charities of Central Florida

Website:  cflcc.org

 

How they help job seekers:
Catholic Charites provides numerous social services, free medical clinics, adoption services and food resources.  In addition, they provide Comprehensive Refugee Services to eligible refugees and asylum granted individuals living in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties.

Industry:  Social Services, Free Medical Clinics, Adoption Services, Food Resources

Services provided to eligible refugees and asylum granted individuals living in Orange, Osceola & Seminole Counties.

 

 

 

Camaraderie Foundation, Inc.

Website:  www.camaraderiefoundation.org


How they help job seekers:
Camaraderie Foundation’s mission is to provide healing for invisible wounds of war through counseling, emotional and spiritual support for all branches of Military Service Members, Veterans and their families.  If you’re a veteran, they will work with you on the job search (as well as many other things) to help transfer your military skills to civilian skills.


Job Seekers:
Veterans, this is a fantastic organization designed to help you transfer back into civilian life.  No matter what your situation is, don’t miss the opportunity to find out the numerous resources they have to help you (no cost).

 

 

Home Builders Institute

Website:  www.hbi.org


How they help job seekers:
The construction industry is booming.  If you are interested in working in this industry, please visit the Home Builders Institute booth.  HBI is a national leader for career training in the building industry through certification programs, mentoring, pre-apprenticeship training and job placement services. HBI prepares students with the skills and experience they need for careers in the building industry


Job Seekers:
If you have any interest in the construction industry, please talk to HBI. They provide no cost training and placement in a very viable, long term industry.

 

IDignity

Website:  www.idignity.org


IDignity
was created to assist the disadvantaged in Central Florida to navigate the complexities of obtaining their personal identification, such as birth certificates, Florida ID cards, and Social Security cards. These documents are essential to fully participate in our current day society. In order to implement this program, it requires the assistance of nearly 100 dedicated volunteers and the professional staff of the various agencies. Volunteers will serve in a wide variety of roles including introducing the process to clients, filling out forms for clients, assisting agencies or shepherding clients through the process. IDignity depends on the generous investment of time and resources by the local community in order to fulfill its crucial mission of restoring dignity and hope by providing identification.

IDignity host monthly Client Services Events only on the third Thursday of every month at no cost to the clients at The Salvation Army located at 440 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando FL 32804.

We welcome anyone interested in obtaining documents to attend our next event. Please bring all the documents that you may have including school, hospital records, birth certificate, social security card, etc. We will assist you even if you do not have any of these documents. I am including an event flyer to this email for your convenience. Please arrive between 6:00-7:00 am. Intake starts at 8:30 am.

 

 

Progressive Abilities

Website:  www.progressiveabilities.org

Progressive Abilities Support Services works with individuals with disabilities who have registered with their state’s Vocational Rehabilitation program and are looking for a little bit of extra help obtaining employment. We provide a one-on-one individualized supported employment program that includes pre-employment training, career consultation, placement assistance, on-the-job training and follow-along support, among other services.

Florida Division of Blind Services

How They Help Jobseekers:The Florida Division of Blind Services helps blind and visually impaired individuals achieve their goals and live their lives with as much independence and self-direction as possible.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services are provided to assist blind and visually impaired individuals seeking employment.  Qualified individuals must have a bilateral visual impairment which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment and needs services to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain gainful employment. Successful outcomes lead to achievement of employment goals.
Information services are provided to Employers who need to know how to make a job accessible to an employee with a visual impairment.  Employers seeking to hire a qualified employee can also contact us for this information as well.

Jobseekers:
To apply for services you must first download and complete the Application for Services Form and submit it to your nearest Division of Blind Services office.

dbs.myflorida.com/
Division of Blind Services
400 W. Robinson Street, S1026
Orlando, FL 32801-1784
Main Number: (407) 245-0700