Employment & Economic Empowerment
JFS strives to create solutions.
JFS offers services to support job seekers in achieving financial independence through job search support, career guidance, financial education, asset building, and small business planning.
Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. (PATH)
Recipients of cash assistance in Washtenaw County & for whom English is a barrier to employment are referred to JFS for PATH. Recipients work with a case manager to obtain and retain employment.
Matching Grant Program
An alternative to public cash assistance providing services to enable refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, victims of human trafficking, and special immigrant visa holders (SIVs) to become economically self-sufficient within 120 to 180 days of program eligibility. Services provided are case management, employment services, maintenance assistance, and cash allowance.
Micro Enterprise Development (MED)
Helps refugee women develop, expand or maintain their own businesses and become financially independent through and education curriculum and credit building and loan support.
Assist the unemployed or underemployed residents of Washtenaw County who don’t qualify under other employment programs with resume and job search assistance.
Refugee Employment Program
Assists all refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, victims of human trafficking, and special immigrant visa holders (SIVs) who arrived within the last five years of arrival to prepare for, obtain, retain, and upgrade employment.
Individual Development Account (IDA)
Assists eligible populations with matched savings accounts designed to help participants save for a specific savings goal. Under the IDA program, the matching funds, together with the participant’s own savings from their employment, are available for purchasing one (or more) of four savings goals:
– Home purchase
– Small business development
– Post-secondary education or training
– Automobile (for employment or education purposes)
For Job Seekers
Whether you’re new to this country, a seasoned professional now facing unemployment, or simply looking for professional services to help you find your dream job, JFS can provide the support you need.
As you pursue new employment, JFS will assist you in developing a plan of action, offer resource advocacy, connect you with appropriate networking and job referrals and provide ongoing support. For more information on any of these services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-769-0209.