THE RIGHT PROGRAM
FOR THE RIGHT PERSON
The Jewish Community Councils Vocational Support System has separate programs for individual categories of clients:
- DISLOCATED WORKER PROGRAM
A dislocated worker is someone who has been recently laid off from a job after working for a significant period of time. Funded by the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the Dislocated Worker Program will provide every service that could help an unemployed individual regain their place in the job market.
- TARGETED ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Targeted Assistance Program (TAG) offers the full gamut of vocational services to unemployed men or women who come under the official classification of refugees (immigrants who legally left their native countries and settled in the United States) and asylees (those who escaped government-sanctioned persecution in a foreign country to become residents of the United States). It is funded by BRIA / New York State.
In 2003, nearly three hundred dislocated workers and unemployed refugees benefited from Vocational Support Systems occupational training in computer- and medical-related fields, along with subsequent employment counseling and job placement services. From this group, the program has successfully placed over 70% of the clients in gainful employment, with many other placements pending.