Workforce Development

About the Program

Workforce Development delivers employment services to individuals and families to encourage economic self-sufficiency through career counseling, job placement, retention and advancement.

How We Help

Working families have experienced an increase in the cost of living, while wage growth has failed to keep pace. A significant number of employers have outsourced labor to emerging markets, creating a rise in unemployment. The Workforce Development division collaborates with the affiliate network to assist individuals and families to become economically self-sufficient. In addition to providing job placement opportunities, the departments work with affiliates to understand local, state and federal legislation, regulations and public policies.

Signature Programs:

Urban Seniors Job Program (USJP) is funded by the Department of Labor (DOL), serving low-income and employed persons who are 55 years and older. The goal is to increase the number of full and part-time mature workers in the private sector by fostering opportunities in community service agencies and providing job training, placement and employment retention services.

Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP) prepares youth, ages 18-24, for entry into the world of work through a comprehensive set of services including: case management, community service with faith-based organizations, mentorship, internships, occupational skills training, personal development and unsubsidized and/or postsecondary employment.

The Urban Tech Jobs Program (UTJP) answers the call to get more Americans working again in the technology sector. Through a collaboration between the Urban League, higher education institutions and training centers, and local and national employers the program offers comprehensive and customizable trainings to create competitive candidates for H-1B occupations.