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Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota/New American Services Employment ProgramEmployment staff(Name)(Name)(Name)
agenda
Agenda
  • Why is employment important?
  • Employment in the Fargo area
  • What are your employment/financial needs?
  • Federal, State and County guidelines
  • LSS Employment Services (our role)
  • How to find a job, get a job and keep a job
  • Applications, Forms, Interviews
why work
Why Work?
  • Personal Satisfaction
    • To use your skills, knowledge and abilities in a satisfying way.
    • To make a contribution to your community.
  • Financial
    • Survival
    • Quality of Life
employment in fargo
Employment in Fargo

General or Entry Level

Entry level jobs: Jobs that require little training or experience, such as a hotel housekeeper, restaurant helper, or factory worker.

employment in fargo5
Employment in Fargo

Skilled

Skilled jobs usually pay more, but require formal training, a higher level of English, and specific skills.

employment in fargo6
Employment in Fargo

Professional

Professional: Usually requires at least a college degree, advanced English, and specific skills in that field.These may take a long time to obtain. Many professional jobs, such as medicine or dentistry, also require a license or certificate.

employment in fargo7
Employment in Fargo

Schedules

Full Time = 8 hours/day for 5 days/week

Part Time = 6 or less hours/day

income from employment cash assistance will be reduced by income earned through employment
Income from Employment(Cash assistance will be reduced by income earned through employment.)

Wages per hour Hours per week Total weekly Total monthly Taxes Total “take-home” pay

$6.00 40 $240 $ 960 $115 $ 845

$7.00 40 $280 $1120 $135 $ 985

$8.00 40 $320 $1280 $154 $1126

federal state and county guidelines
Federal, State and County Guidelines
  • Work requirements
  • Actively seeking employment is one of the requirements for receiving benefits.
  • If you choose not to work, or do not participate in looking for work, you risk having your benefits reduced.
lss employment services
LSS Employment Services

Basic Services:

  • Evaluation of your skills and abilities
  • Job development
  • Applications and interviews
  • Transportation: Handi Wheels, City Bus, Bicycles, Friends, Relatives and Volunteers.
finding a job
Finding a Job

1.Identify your skills, abilities and previous work experience.

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Finding a Job

2.Identify what businesses have job openings.

HELP

WANTED

Newspaper

Fargo Forum

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Finding a Job

3. Identify the requirements for the position.

getting a job
Getting a Job

1. Application

2. Reference

3. Interviews

keeping a job
Keeping a Job
  • Find out what the employer expects from you.
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Keeping a Job
  • Ask for feedback
  • Be enthusiastic about learning your job.
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Keeping a Job
  • Be a team player and ask questions.
  • Be on time for work and request time off when needed.