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Jewish Family Services of Stamford receives grant

STAMFORD – Jewish Family Services of Stamford recently was awarded a $5,000 grant for work force development services by the Greenwich Department of Social Services’ (GDSS) Community Partnership Program.
Based on a similar grant from the United Way of Western CT for Stamford residents, these new funds establish the Employment Readiness Education Center/Greenwich (EREC/G), enabling Jewish Family Service to enhance its existing employment and training services for those living in Greenwich.
EREC/G serves as a catalyst to facilitate re-entry or advancement in the workforce. It empowers limited income, 45+ year old individuals with the skills and resources needed to search for and find work. Services, which depending on individual needs and available resources, include: basic job readiness/job search skills training; specific job skills training; support services; awareness of and how to access available resources; and referrals to prospective employers. Basic life skills training such as proper attire, etiquette, nutrition, medical issues, etc are also integrated, when appropriate.
Jewish Family Service has offered training and employment services for more than fifteen years, and EREC/G clients have the advantage of being able to piggy back on these resources. EREC/G is one of the few employment and training programs specifically targeted to the mature adult population.
For more information, contact JFS Employment and Training Services at (203) 921-4161 or email iklocker@ctjfs.org.

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