CAREER LINK | HOW IT WORKS

Career Link is a 6 month program designed to connect TANF participants with an employment opportunity while understanding the key to lasting self-sufficiency is a foundation in education.

 

DWS Career Consultants meet with each participant and create a personalized plan which assists them in finding a work site in their local community that aligns with their career goals. Job-readiness training is provided by CWS as needed to prepare for employment.

 

This is a full time program combining 20 hours per week of paid employment with 20 hours a week training to obtain a high school equivalency, college credit, or other educational opportunities. Working to resolve challenges that stand between you and a full time job can also be included.

 

Participants with steady employment gain confidence in themselves, have the opportunity to earn income and learn new skills to make them a more employable individual.

 

To participate, contact your Career Development Specialist for a referral. This program is coordinated through the Department of Workforce Solutions in partnership with Creative Work Solutions; click here for more information: https://www.dws.state.nm.us/nmworks

Participant is in Good Standing: no current sanctions

 

Receiving Medicaid

 

Receiving full TANF benefit

 

Has at least 6 TANF months remaining

 

Single parent household is not receiving any income

 

Available to work: has reliable childcare & transportation

 

Does not owe/pay ongoing child support

 

Authorized to work in U.S.

ELIGIBILITY

REQUIREMENTS

CAREER LINK | YOUR PATHWAY

TO EMPLOYMENT

RECEIVE A STEADY PAYCHECK

NEW JOB AND SKILLS

RECEIVE A STEADY

PAYCHECK

RECEIVE A STEADY PAYCHECK

NEW JOB AND SKILLS

NEW JOB AND SKILLS

RECEIVE A STEADY PAYCHECK

NEW JOB AND SKILLS

RECENT WORK HISTORY AND REFRENCES

RECEIVE A STEADY PAYCHECK

NEW JOB AND SKILLS

ON-SITE JOB DEVELOPMENT STAFF

RECEIVE A STEADY PAYCHECK

NEW JOB AND SKILLS

MONEY MANAGEMENT

RECEIVE A STEADY PAYCHECK

NEW JOB AND SKILLS

EDUCATION GOALS

RECEIVE A STEADY PAYCHECK

NEW JOB AND SKILLS

CAREER READINESS

RECEIVE A STEADY PAYCHECK

NEW JOB AND SKILLS

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO EMPLOYMENT