At Work Ready, you’ll have a Work Ready Career Navigator providing individualized case management and a supportive team helping you address barriers such as:
Work Ready will also allow you the opportunity to participate in community service of your choosing to gain skills, obtain job references, fill employment history gaps and be potentially hired; explore different career and educational training opportunities.
The Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) program is designed to provide comprehensive activities and services to individuals newly applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits as well as on-going TANF benefit recipients. The goal of the program is to support participants in achieving successful employment outcomes as they move toward self-sufficiency.
Job retention is a critical part of the EARN program, and job retention activities and incentives are designed to encourage participants to maintain employment. This leads to an increased likelihood of self-sufficiency through opportunities for career advancement, increased wages, and employer-provided medical benefits.