Employment Readiness & Placement program (ERP)
The Employment Readiness and Placement (ERP) Program is a state-funded employment program designed to assist refugees, asylees, and eligible immigrants who have been in the United States for less than 5 years. The ERP team uses a strength-based, client-focused approach to help clients achieve self-sufficiency and future upward mobility.
- Case Management: We provide intensive services to address barriers to employment and to promote self-sufficiency. We develop service plans to identify needs and create a plan for follow up. Services may include public benefits applications, health access, financial literacy, school enrollment, and more.
- Employment Services including:
- Job placements or upgrades with local employers;
- Interview/job application assistance;
- Transportation orientations; and
- Job retention support.
- Career Coaching: We provide one-on-one coaching to create personalized career plans with achievable steps and goals. We may assist clients by identifying relevant trainings or other educational programs to pursue a particular career. We also offer workshops and advanced Career Readiness courses year-round.
- English Classes: We provide in-person and virtual English classes, as well as referrals to external ESL partners. English classes are offered in six levels: Pre-Literate, Low Beginner, High Beginner, Low Intermediate, High Intermediate, and Advanced.
- We have an 86% success rate in placing clients in full-time and part-time work.
- Our clients earn on average $15.25 an hour.
- Through our partnership with the welfare office, immigrant welfare cash recipients can participate in our Vocational English Learning program to satisfy their job search requirements in a linguistically and culturally appropriate setting.