ResCare curbs unemployment through community partnerships

Case Manager Rose Kuhns provides classes to applicants on professionalism and job-seeking skills. Photo courtesy of Stephen Rickerl, Fremont Tribune.

Case Manager Rose Kuhns provides classes to applicants on professionalism and job-seeking skills. Photo courtesy of Stephen Rickerl, Fremont Tribune.

Fremont, NE (June 16, 2014) – The old saying that there is strength in numbers rings true for ResCare operations that partner with local like-minded organizations to find solutions for community issues. One such partnership in Fremont, NE, has ResCare working with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to find employment for adults in the community who are receiving financial assistance from the state.

ResCare Program Manager Brenda Weiland along with Teri Chasten, economic assistance policy chief with Nebraska DHHS, are playing on ResCare’s strengths to reduce unemployment by matching those struggling to find employment with employers in the community.

ResCare does more than assist with searching for positions or polishing up a resume. They also help individuals get on-the-job experience, similar to an internship, to allow them get their foot in the door with local businesses and earn quality references. Employment relations specialists also help identify what specific qualifications employers are looking for in potential employees and will even arrange for ResCare to pay part of the salary during on-the-job training periods. These services are attractive to employers because they know the candidates have been vetted and pre-screened before ever coming in for an interview.

Thanks to ResCare Workforce Services, change is in the air in the Fremont community. Read more about the programs that ResCare offers and the partnerships they build with employers that have resulted in a stronger community.