Services are provided by SCS in
partnership with other state and local agencies,
utilizing federal and state funding, as well as funding
from the Workforce Investment Act. Services are provided
at SCS offices and at the NH One-Stop Job and
Information Centers. They include career guidance and
planning, labor market information, workplace skill
identification, resume writing, interview skills, job
search and placement. Funds for classroom
training/on-the-job training may also be available.
Workforce Investment Act
employment counselors at the NH One-Stop Job and
Information Centers in Keene, Claremont and Lebanon.
General eligibility criteria for the WIA program are as
– Adults experiencing difficulty obtaining or
retaining employment to provide wages that lead
to self-sufficiency. Eligibility for this
category will include federal income guidelines
or individuals receiving Food Stamps or TANF.
Dislocated Workers – Workers
experiencing difficulty finding employment,
those laid off due to closures, recent veterans,
displaced homemakers and individuals collecting
or who have exhausted unemployment benefits.
Workplace Success Program
This program is
for unemployed or underemployed parents who are
receiving TANF cash assistance and who are enrolled in
New Hampshire Employment Program (NHEP) and are
mandated to participate in a work-related activity in
order to continue receiving their cash assistance.
Participants are referred by the NHEP counselors for one
or more combination of activities:
Service Bureau – Participants
are assigned to various volunteer projects designed
to assist organizations with clerical support,
facilities maintenance, community support, and
Workplace Success Training –
Designed to provide participants with opportunities
to increase their skills in the areas of customer
service, teamwork, time management, interpersonal
relationships, keyboarding, and computer
Work Experience Program – Works
closely with the Workplace Success Training to
secure meaningful volunteer work experience for
participants within the community and to build
current employment references and work experience in
a field aligned to their career goals.
Southwestern Community Services
provides the full Workplace Success Program in Cheshire
and Sullivan counties.
Community Work Experience Program (CWEP)
SCS is a host site for the CWEP Program. This program is
designed to give the participants of the
Program (NHEP) the chance to gain relevant work
experience. SCS provides a vast array of work