NEED A GOOD SOURCE FOR EMPLOYMENT-READY WORKERS?

 

Consider an Unlikely Source
VANCOUVER HOUSING AUTHORITY

To find out more, call Bridgette Fahnbulleh, Employment Manager, 360-993-9556

 

      • Screened
      • Reliable
      • Ready
      • Willing
      • Able

    “Your resident interviewed better than the five RNs I just hired.” 
    --Kimberly W Malen, BSN, RN Clinical Manager PeaceHealth Homecare Southwest

      

    VHA offers its residents a variety of Employ­ment Readiness resources through our pro­grams and through community partners.

    • Individual Case Management toward self-sufficiency
    • Certification training/OJTs and intern­ships through the Housing Works Program
    • Soft Skills, including job retention
    • Section 3 Job Training
    • Skills classes: Flagger training, forklift training, Property Management Training, and more
    • Partnerships with WorkSource, Goodwill, and more

     

    WILLING

    Forget stereotypes about people who live in subsidized housing. We have people who are proactively preparing themselves to work. They are voluntarily growing their skills and finding experience through jobs and volunteer op­portunities. Some have made a commitment to raise their income and be off of subsidized housing within five years.

    These are people with energy, drive, experience in overcoming hardships and finding solutions. They are the kind of people you are looking for. They want to work.

    “I was very impressed with the quality and level of 
    interest from the participant.”
     
    --Kathy Goldin Training and Development Specialist City of Vancouver

     

    By the time our residents are ready for employ­ment they already have job experience.

    They have previous job experience. Some­ have experience through our Section 3 train­ing program, or OJT. Many have high school diplomas, G.E.D.s, and/or office or medical certifications. Many have extensive volunteer experience.

    To be listed in our employment database, resi­dents have to be reliable and prepared to work. They have to be ready, willing, and able. And they are!

    “I have to find jobs for these residents, they are impressive.” 
    Kimberly W Malen, BSN, RN Clinical Manager PeaceHealth Homecare Southwest

     

    Hiring VHA residents may qualify you for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Earn between $2,400 and $9,600 in tax credits by hiring a veteran, public assistance recipient, or disabled person. Visit: www.esd.wa.gov/hireanemployee/ resources/taxcredits for more information.

    “Your resident interviewed better than the five RNs I just hired.” 
    --Kimberly W Malen, BSN, RN Clinical Manager PeaceHealth Homecare Southwest

     

    If you have employment needs, give us a call. We will provide you with a list of screened and ready applicants.

     

    Call Bridgette Fahnbulleh 
    Employment Manager 
    360-993-9556

    Employers, you can fill out the job requirements form at this link and email to Bridgette