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Community Work Services
  • 174 Portland Street, #2, Boston, MA 02114
  • 617-720-2233
  • Job Search Training
Job Readiness Program
Program activities:

The job readiness curriculum provides participants with tools and strategies that enhance the participants’ ability to obtain employment through workshops including resume preparation, self-esteem building, job search techniques and resources, interviewing techniques, and networking opportunities.

Participants unlock their full potential through one-on-one coaching. Participants learn how to create an eye-catching professional resume and cover letter; build their interview skills; handle difficult situations; build networking skills that will last a lifetime and connect with industry professionals to find and keep a job that they are passionate about. Participants learn how to plan and set realistic goals after obtaining a desired job.

Participants also attended tours of local employers, on and off sites hiring events and mock interviews with hiring managers and professional volunteers.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Low Income, disabled, underemployed, homeless adults, recovering from substance use.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 25
Total hours: 15
Program duration: 2 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Number of cycles: 10
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
9:00am-12:00pmJob Readiness Training
9:00am-12:00pmMock Interviews/Guest Speakers
9:00am-12:00pmJob Readiness Training (2 weeks)
Other Schedule Information: Participant schedules and type of meeting will be determined based on individual’s availability due to work schedule. Admission will be on a rolling basis.
Is the program offered remotely? Possible, but not typical
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

174 Portland Street Boston, MA 02114Accessible via public transportation
Program requirements: CORI check, SORI check
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Stipend
Other, please explain: Based on completing 80% of training attendance; $230 paid after Skills Training, Job Search Training and obtaining and retaining a job for 30 days.

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Silvia Juarez
Telephone: 617-720-2233
Program code: CWS-JST Only
ABAWD Qualifying? No