Employment Services Expands

JFS announces the expansion of its employment services program.

Thanks to a grant from the St. Paul Jewish Federation, the program is now supported by a full-time staff person to help people search for employment, develop a resume, improve interview skills, earn additional training and access public transportation.

For the past three years, JFS Employment Specialist Nancy Cohen has split her time at between Emergency Financial Services and Employment Services. With this new Federation funding, Nancy can now focus, full-time, on employment services. She brings a total of 12 years of expertise in this field, including work with the state and county CareerForce centers.

JFS has long provided employment services to adult residents age 18 and over of the East Metro. The program works with adults seeking their first job in the United States, as well as those seeking a better job or advancement in a new career, mid-career or late-career. The program partners with the Hubbs Center for Adult Education. Hubbs Center currently serves 400 to 500 adult students, most of whom are refugees or immigrants.

For more information, contact Nancy Cohen, Employment Specialist, (651) 329-1092, ncohen@jfssp.org.