The path to self-sufficiency can be long and often
requires more than attending a few training classes. Dedication and
commitment are required for our customers to move from where they are
to the next level of education, employment and empowerment!
We are delighted to celebrate the first work anniversary
of three customers placed in jobs through our Workforce Development
Herman Brown came
to UPO after struggling with inconsistent day labor. He yearned for
stability and our team of job developers helped him find it!
Waynika Simms was a single mother unable to land a job
with the flexibility she needed. UPO helped place her in a role that
allows her to be present and provide for her child!
Deonte Caldwell was unsure of his interests but knew
he wanted a career. UPO helped him identify his strengths and secure
a job with room for growth!
Herman, Waynika and Deonte are all employed as Parking
Enforcement Officers with the DC Department of Public Works! UPO
partners with many of the area's top employers to place individuals
that are seeking immediate work.
After completing Job Readiness training, coordinated
through UPO's Workforce Development Division, job developers provide
referral and placement services for hundreds of customers each year!
Equipped with revised resumes, interview prep and
support services, customers are able to enter the workforce and
immediately start earning a living wage!
UPO is committed to uniting customers with opportunities
for economic independence. Herman, Waynika and Deonte are members of
the UPO family and will continue to have our
The Workforce Development Division offers Employment
Workshops and Job Readiness Programs, job assistance and placement
services, and referrals to many other support services for which
customers may be eligible!
UPO's "wrap around approach" offers
customers both soft and hard skills training. Our Workforce
Development Division diligently works with our customers to provide
them with job readiness skills through interview preparation, resume
writing and job placement services all needed to land their next
In 2015, more than 1,000 people received workforce and career
counseling with 800+ being placed directly in jobs!
"I'm so glad that UPO developed a program that
teaches and prepares you to get a job."
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