PPEP’s Employment, Training, and Educations programs for Adults are funded by the Pima County Workforce Investment Board, who is funded through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)/ Department of Labor. Services include Core, Intensive, and Training services based on the needs of those applying for services, along with job placement assistance.
Access to a Pool of Qualified Applicants: PPEP assists over 1,000 people per year to find employment and training opportunities. We help you recruit from our pool of applicants (as well as those of our partner agencies), saving you recruitment money. We assess their skills, provide them with needed education and skill training, and pre-screen them before referring them to you. We can supply you with trained applicants, many of whom have attended workshops on job search, work ethics and what employers expect.
Free Work Supports: We help our job applicants locate and secure pre-employment requirements, like: physicals, fingerprint cards, Food Handlers’ Cards, CPR & First Aide Certification, etc. We provide your new worker with work supports that will help him/her stay on the job – such as child care assistance, gas money, work clothes, tools, union dues, etc. We also act as coach, counselor and even mediator, if need be.
Post-employment Services: Once a new employee, referred by us, starts to work for you, our work really starts, in earnest. It’s our job to make sure that our former program participants do well on your job. We stay in touch with them (and with you) to assure that your relationship flourishes during that first critical year.
PPEP has some great incentives from which business can benefit. These include:
To find out more about these services and more, simply call 1-800-376-3553 and ask for Barbara Simcoe, State Director.