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youth participating in an online workshop to overcome barriers to employment

Finding a job is already tough enough as it is, but for younger workers and those with disabilities or complex barriers to employment, it can feel impossible. Fortunately, Job Skills offers a program specifically designed to help these individuals overcome their barriers and find the job that’s right for them. The Right Fit For You program offers customized plans and support to move young job seekers with barriers to employment towards economic stability.

Three Students searching for employment, overcoming barriers to employmentThe Right Fit For You program has several features that make it stand out from other employment programs. First, it provides clients with assistance and tools they can use to become and stay healthy. A social worker/facilitator on the Right Fit For You team will help clients meet their life and employment goals. They will also provide coaching to improve their overall health, as well as helping them improve their ability to stay healthy in the future.

Another great benefit of the program is that the program offers small group sessions for Right Fit For You clients. This provides a supportive environment where job seekers with barriers to employment can work together and learn from each other.

Additionally, Right Fit For You clients will be paid an allowance equal to minimum wage according to attendance. This ensures that participants have some financial support while they are seeking employment.

The program offers sessions via webcast through a remotely accessible live webinar format. Participants learn about self-exploration/career planning, as well as employment preparation. Individuals can access the program from the comfort of their own homes while still receiving the support they need.

Finally, the Right Fit For You program also offers assistance with finding and applying for jobs, including creating a resume and cover letter, job search strategies, and interview preparation.

The Right Fit For You program can make a huge difference in the lives of young people with barriers to employment. By providing customized support, financial assistance, and job search assistance, the program can help individuals move from being job seekers to finding employment and achieving economic stability. 

If you or someone you know would benefit from this program, visit https://www.jobskills.org/right-fit-for-you/ to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to register.

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ABOUT JOB SKILLS

For 35 plus years, Job Skills has been delivering solutions to job seekers and moving people into sustainable, meaningful employment. Throughout their long history, Job Skills has recognized that not every job seeker is the same. There is no one size fits all employment program. That’s why the Job Skills vision is building an inclusive society where all people are ensured equitable opportunities to fulfill their career aspirations and participate fully in the community.

Job Skills’ employment specialists are there to answer any of your employment questions. Job Skills‘ staff offer solutions to all job seekers, including youth, newcomers, mature workers, persons with disabilities, and entrepreneurs. Job Skills’ knowledgeable team can help you make educated decisions, set goals, and create a strategy to help you become happier in your career. Job Skills works with local employers creating employment opportunities for Job Skills’ clients.

Thanks to government funding, Job Skills’ programs and services are free to all users. Job Skills have locations across Keswick, Stouffville, Markham, Brampton, and Mississauga. Job Skills also offers virtual services for community members unable to attend one of our offices for in-person activities.

Find your employment solution today. Visit www.jobskills.org

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