Employment Initiative in the City of Hartford
Over the next few months, the City of Hartford along with Journey Home and many shelter providers will continue to work tirelessly to develop solid programs and plans to address the need for sustainable employment for the homeless population. We are moving forward with the development of a shared common employment assessment. This will replace several separate different processes and form previously used by different shelters. We have also started holding informational sessions and trainings for shelter employment specialists. We hope to launch the online common employment assessment early in the New Year, so that we can begin to collect and share important data on the homeless population seeking employment. All of this will allow us to reduce duplication of efforts, create efficiency around collecting information, and spend more time with assisting employment training, job searches, and job development. Journey Home, the City of Hartford and shelter providers continue to work collectively to better serve those seeking employment.