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Kitsap Community Resources’ Community Jobs program provides transitional community-based employment and training opportunities for WorkFirst participants with significant challenges. Through public and private partnerships, participants gain increased self-confidence, marketable work skills and increased options to unsubsidized employment.

Sandra, a Community Jobs participant, was placed in a receptionist position for 20 hours per week. Sandra is a single mom with 3 children and was struggling financially on a TANF income of $550 per month.

Once she started with KCR, she jumped in with the right attitude and initiative. She spent an additional 20 hours per week in KCR classes which provided her with hard and soft skills to further her employability such as computer training and typing. She doubled her typing speed in a month and earned her certificate of proficiency for the computer classes.

Before her work experience contract was completed, the employer expressed interest in hiring her full-time and KCR placed her in an on-the-job training position working full time. She was eventually hired and then promoted into a secretary/receptionist role.

Her pay started at $1444.00 a month and 6 months later she was earning $1973.00 a month in addition to generous medical and dental benefits. Sandra is very helpful and professional with customers and shows continual growth opportunities for the future.

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