LifeStream’s Employment & Training assists welfare recipients in seeking employment as well as training them for the workplace.

We provide numerous programs and services to help you get started and stay on track, including:

  • Job readiness training
  • Job placement assistance
  • Free workplace counseling
  • Job retention assistance

Individuals will spend 40-80 hours in the training program, which is similar to a daily work environment. Topics include time sheets, proper dress, general health, and nutrition.

We offer guidance on workplace behavior, balancing work and home life, improving language and math skills, preparing resumes, interviewing skills and job search techniques. We identify skills, strengths and current issues related to keeping a job. Most importantly, we will work with individuals to create an Employability Development Plan, a personalized plan that will identify at least three job choices that we feel are a good match for each individual.

All our training and placement programs have bilingual assistance available in English and Spanish. We also help improve speaking and reading skills for the workplace.

We will work with P.A.C.E. and case workers from the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance to provide paid childcare and transportation.