Program to help low-income residents find jobs is part of Friday event in Sacramento

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 - 11:19 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 - 11:29 am

The Greater Sacramento Urban League, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, and Sacramento Employment and Training Agency on Friday will announce a new job-training and hiring program designed to help low-income housing residents compete successfully in the job market.

The announcement will be made at the beginning of a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. job fair hosted by the Urban League, at 3725 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento.

Hundreds of job seekers are expected to vie for open positions by employers that include Walmart, Verizon and Rancho Cordova-based Vision Service Plan, plus various government employers.

Officials will announce the launch of the First Source Sacramento program. It’s designed to enhance economic opportunities for individuals in the Sacramento Housing Authority’s public housing and housing choice voucher programs as a component of a federal program requiring recipients of federal funds to make contracting and employment opportunities available to low-income residents.

Under the First Source partnership, officials said residents will be able to use a new website to register in the program. Urban League and SETA-Sacramento Works will provide assistance by developing a path for employment that includes skills assessment, training and certifying that a resident qualifies for employment. Officials said applicants will have access to job postings and be able apply for positions. Contractors will also be able to post job openings and review lists of qualified applicants for employment.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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