Community Employment

Your Job. Your Community.

“My employment specialist really listened to me and helped me to identify work environments and employers in my neighborhood that would be a good fit for me. My employment specialist helped me to secure the job I was most interested in.” -ALYSSA


Community employment offers the services you need to be successful in your career. We can help you find a great job and keep it!

  • Computer training to find and apply for a job on the Internet
  • Help with writing your resume
  • Advice and guidance on how to interview successfully
  • Paid training opportunities
  • Help finding the right transportation to get you to your job
  • On-the-job or off-site training and job coaching
  • Benefits counseling and planning
  • Skill assessment and development

Here are some things to consider:

  • Why are you looking for a job?
  • What job responsibilities would you like?
  • What job responsibilities would you not like?
  • Whats important in choosing your next job – Money? Location? Hours? Workplace? Anything else?

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Employment First Illinois

We have long-standing relationships with employers including Walgreens, Piggly Wiggly, and many other notable retailers throughout the Chicago suburbs— a list that continues to grow—resulting in:

  • A variety of jobs to choose from in many different companies
  • Matching your special skills, talents, and interests with the right employer
  • Working where you want to work and doing what you want to do

 Occupational Skills Training

Our 12-week certified (Workforce Development) training program includes opportuntities in the following areas:

  • Mail Services
  • General Office Support
  • Retail and Utility Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Stock Associate

Other opportunities are available, but special eligibility criteria apply. Please call for information.


Employment First Wisconsin

With the right training and support, success can be yours.

When you work with NorthPointe’s Wisconsin Employment Resources Department, you can choose from a variety of training programs and opportunities designed to help you find the right job. Employment Resources services can help you be successful in your career. We offer:

• Job Shadow • Internship/Temporary Work • Systematic Instruction • Job Preparation • Development and Placement • Supported Employment • IPS Supported Employment

Skills for success: choosing, getting and keeping your job.

Before you start your job search, we will help you identify your career goals. Are you looking for any job, or are you looking to take the next step in your career path? Knowing what your goals are will help your job search because it will help tailor your resume and search activities to meet your career objectives.

We create the perfect match between companies and job candidates.

We want to make sure the job we find for you will work well on many levels – from your knowledge and capabilities to the company’s culture and their expectations. We carefully match potential candidates with the right companies, so candidates can make a positive impact in the organization from day one. To ensure employment success, our support services include access to job coaches who provide on-the-job training (OJT) and off-site job coaching if needed.

David working in his community.

David’s new employment aligns with his education, training, and interests.

David wanted to find and keep work that aligned with his training Certificate and Associate’s degree from a local community college. David found the full-time job he was looking for, and reports that he loves his job and co-workers. His co-workers and supervisors are incredibly supportive and above all, David loves the fact that he is doing the work that he went to school for and that he is trained to do. “I’m focused on productivity and doing good work,” he reported. “The job helps me to interact with all different type of people.”