Celebrating one year of helping jobseekers–and ending homelessness!
As seen on Today Show
A surprising number of job seekers think all they have to do is post their resumes on one of the big web sites and wait for offers. Wrong! Getting a job is full-time work and requires preparation to get ahead of the competition. The Get A Job Kit helps people save time and track their progress.”
— Detroit, Michigan
One year ago, Women’s Empowerment began producing the award-winning Get A Job Kit as part of an innovative paid training program for women who are experiencing homelessness in the Sacramento region. Since then twenty-four women who were once homeless have completed the paid training, and 70% of those women are now employed.
The Get A Job Kit paid training program complements Women’s Empowerment’s mission to end homelessness for women and children; the training is an effective pathway to employment for homeless women encountering barriers to securing work. Too often, women who are homeless must turn down necessary job training because it is unpaid—and as a result, they are unable to develop job skills and pay their bills. However, The Get A Job Kit paid training program allows women who are homeless to develop advanced job skills and professional know-how while receiving a stipend, improving their chances to secure lasting employment. The women who manufacture The Get A Job Kit cultivate a variety of job-ready skills to help them in their job searches, including production, quality assurance, receiving and shipping, marketing, and customer service. Additionally, participants in the program receive training focused in workplace safety, workplace harassment, labor standards, conflict resolution, and personal and professional boundaries, among other highly valued skills needed in the workplace.
On our the one-year anniversary, Women’s Empowerment sends its gratitude to Shirley Willey, owner of Etiquette & Company, who created and originally manufactured the Kit before donating it to our organization. Under her guidance, the Kit helped thousands of job-seekers—including many of Women’s Empowerment’s students—secure employment and thrive.