Community Job Program For Rural Job Seekers

Community Job Program For Rural Job Seekers
Community Job Program For Rural Job Seekers

All Rural Areas Need Community Job Programs

There are many so-called ‘job acts’, but there is little action or ‘economic stimulus’ in developing a community job program for rural job seekers.

Under the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act, there may be a small light at the end of the tunnel for some rural job seekers near large urban cities, to help them transition into various un-subsidized and regular employment.

Everybody is not cut out to be an entrepreneur or Internet Marketer nor do they have any desire to do so; but what they need and want are good jobs.

America’s economic develop is dependent on a skilled work force, but for many rural unemployed job seekers, not having relevant skills is just one thing holding them back.

The rural job market is extremely sluggish and competitive, particularly for seniors, young adults and teenagers who want to work, but may not be “job ready” for available local community jobs.

In order for these groups to get gainful employment, they need work experience and/or training, and the jobs need to be there.

Community jobs can help people gain work skills and experience by enrolling in a temporary, subsidized job as quickly as possible.

The problem is that all rural areas do not have community job programs, so hopefully President Elect Trump will address this issue, as quickly as possible.

If your rural area is lucky enough to have a community job program, you may be assigned to a community job if you have searched for a job without finding one; and/or need a supportive work environment to become more employable.

You may work twenty or more hours a week in the community job’s position, and will be paid the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher.

Federal, state, local or tribal governmental and private agencies and private and tribal nonprofit businesses, organizations and educational institutions may be community job work sites.

The community jobs program provides comprehensive, paid work experience plus training opportunities for “hard to employ people.”

Community jobs build life and job skills.

Participants improve the quality of their communities through work in community, government and tribal organizations.

Private nonprofit contractor-partners provide you with twenty hours a week.

Community jobs is a paid work experience that assist participants to gain work skills and experience.

Program participants are placed in a community job, up to twenty hours a week, where their wages are paid by the community work program.

If you decide to participate in the program, then you are eligible for support services that assist you in moving into a job where an employer pays all of your wages.

The community work program can also help you transition from domestic work, such as household jobs and yard work.


The community work program may provide an opportunity for you to get on-the-job-training in a subsidized job (regular/non-subsidized employment) where the employer may be reimbursed through a training program, for a portion of the cost of training you.

After your training period is completed successfully, the employer agrees to hire you into a non-subsidized job.

Pre-Employment Training

The community job program may provide intensive vocational training tied to a specific employer or industry.

Pre-employment training provides skills needed for an identified entry level job that pays more than the average entry level wages.

Seniors’ Jobs

Today, many older Americans are looking for employment to help make ends meet.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the only federal program targeted to help older workers.

Each year, SCSEP enables thousands of low-income seniors each year to earn and learn while working in local programs serving their community.

Student Jobs

If the community job program offer student jobs, take advantage of it.

Workforce Investment Act

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program intends to increase employment and job retention of U.S. workers.

This service is provided through a national array of One Stop Career Centers  (see resource below), which help individuals.

If you are WIA adults and/or dislocated workers, you are provided work experience through a planned, structured learning experience that takes place in a workplace for a limited period of time.

Work experience may be paid or unpaid, as appropriate.

A work experience workplace may be in the private for profit sector, the nonprofit sector or the public sector.

Labor standards apply in any work experience where an employee/employer relationship exists, as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Welfare To Work Eligible

Some employers desire to hire individuals who are having difficulty finding employment and meet the eligibility requirements.

These employers are given federal tax incentives that encourage hiring of welfare to work individuals.

The tax incentive is designed to help the job seekers who are most in need of employment opportunities that allow them to gain on-the-job experience, thereby, helping them move towards economic self-sufficiency.

Community Youth Jobs

The community job program also seek out and create job opportunities for teenagers.

Check out the Career One Stop site below; it’s pretty useful!

If this article is helpful to you or can be to someone you know, please leave a comment.

Resource: – Your Source For Career Exploration, Training & Jobs – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the american job center network. Español

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