Westhab has been offering employment and training programs in Westchester County since 1996 and in the last year alone we have placed 245 people in new jobs. Our services are designed for those with limited academic skills and work experience, and our client-centered approach focuses on career track job development and retention strategies. Specific services include: employment case management and the development of individualized employment plans, employment readiness training, skills training with referral and follow-up, job development and placement and job retention counseling.
Westhab offers these programs and services to those in our shelters and transitional units, though they are also available to the public through our Community Resource Centers in Yonkers (103 Elm Street) and Mount Vernon (49 East 3rd Street).
Westhab Employment Services has placed over 2,000 clients into full time jobs in the New York metro area since 1996. We tailor our services to meet the needs of both the job-seeker and the employer in order to create the most successful "match".
In an effort to expand the pool of jobs available to our clients and to ensure successful placements, Westhab establishes strong relationships with employers and even makes available a wage subsidy program.
Employer Testimonial - Eileen Ford, VIP Health Care Exceptional Cleaning in Ossining has been one of Westhab’s Wage Subsidy employer partners for over five years. Its president, Henry Jones, shared the following with us recently: "Westhab's Wage Subsidy Program has been extremely beneficial to [our] staffing efforts. There is no arguing that the economic benefits are ideal to assist the small business owner in navigating often complex Human Resources issues. Westhab's initial screening and job retention counseling services save valuable time since only those candidates who are well suited to our business culture are referred to us. On those rare occasions when an employee might need to be replaced Westhab is prompt in presenting alternative candidates."
Westhab's Employer Advisory Board is Back!
On March 27th, Employment Services held its 1st Employer Advisory Board Meeting of 2013 at the Microsoft Office Retail Store located within the Westchester Mall. In attendance were over 20 employers who represented a wide variety of industry sectors, that included FedEx, Prudential, Archcare, Allied Barton Security Services and many more.
The Employer Advisory Board (EAB) provides a forum where employers and Westhab staff can engage in discussions regarding a host of employment related issues/trends. Information gathered from these discussions contributes to the quality and impact of services to our customers. The EAB meets once every quarter and is currently working on spearheading a Business Suit Drive for the warmer months. Members of the EAB are also very active within our programs. They provide career information and conduct presentations and/or workshops to assist many of our customers during their job search.
Employer Advisory Board Member:
After attending Westhab's first EAB session of 2013, and seeing all your accomplishments, it made me reflect on this John Quincy Adams quote: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a LEADER!" Westhab's Employment Services Team is my leading choice!
Archcare, Inc. at St. Vincent's De Paul
Ex-Convict Goes Job Hunting: The Hardest Career Turnaround
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Senator Gillibrand & Westhab Employment Services Push for Local Jobs
Westhab Employment Services joined Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and many New York State, Westchester County, and City of Yonkers elected leaders at POP Displays in Yonkers for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's announcement of her proposed “Made in America Manufacturing Act.” The Act includes "a federal funding competition that encourages states and regional public-private partnerships to design and implement comprehensive strategies that spur growth for local manufacturing industries and that train workers with the skills that businesses need."
Westhab is a proud partner of POP Displays, who has been a tremendous leader in the business community. POP Displays has hired many Westhab clients to full-time positions and provided extensive opportunities for skill development and career growth. POP Displays recognized Westhab today as its key partner for finding qualified, talented employment candidates. Westhab supports Senator Gillibrand's efforts to create jobs here at home and this proposed Act that will bring job growth to the Westchester County area.
Westhab Co-sponsors Two Job Fairs
In the month of November 2012, Westhab co-sponsored two job fairs in Westchester County along with the Mount Vernon Department of Human Resources, the Mount Vernon PBA, the Mount Vernon Fire Department and the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers. Although the Mount Vernon Job Expo had to be cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, the Yonkers Job Expo was a great success. Both events were open admission for job seekers and at no cost to the participating businesses. For more information about these and future events, please contact Westhab Employment Services at (914) 667-0638.
Westhab hosts Mount Vernon Summer Job Fair Expo
On Thursday, June 28, The City of Mount Vernon and Westhab hosted the Mount Vernon Job Fair Expo at Allen Memorial Church in Mount Vernon. The event, which was extremely well-attended, brought over 25 employers to meet and interview over 650 job seekers. Westhab provides comprehensive employment training, placement and retention services to over 2,000 individuals in Westchester and utilizes job fairs as ideal opportunities to match Westhab customers with quality employment opportunities. "A lot of hard-working people will find jobs as a result of this event," said Joanne Dunn, Westhab's Director of Employment Services. "We're thrilled to be working with the City of Mount Vernon, which has enabled Westhab to serve the citizens of this community in a greater way, and we look forward to continuing this great partnership." The event was attended by several local employers including Best Buy, Cablevision, Urnex, First Division Security, Marshall's, and Taconic Innovations.