Connecting Residents and Employers
More than 30,000 jobs are projected to be coming to Somerville in the next decade. But only 15% of Somerville residents currently work in the City at a time when too many are being displaced by development. The Somerville First Source Jobs Program connects local residents looking for jobs with local employers – providing residents with increased economic stability and employers with qualified, highly-motivated job candidates.
Helping Residents Find Somerville Jobs
The one-on-one services of the First Source Jobs Program help participants improve their skills as job seekers and, consequently, be more successful in their job search. Somerville residents who enroll in the program receive support in all aspects of job seeking, including help establishing individual career plans; job readiness workshops; access to a comprehensive, constantly updated comprehensive list of job openings in the City, and job placement and post-placement follow-up. SCC not only helps participants find good jobs but helps them succeed in their career.
Helping Employers Find the Best Employees
This commitment to First Source Job Program participants is beneficial for employers, because they can hire from a pool of qualified local workers who have the training and support to be successful on the job.
Local employees avoid energy-draining commutes. And with deeper ties to the community, they are invested in the success of local companies. Hiring hometown residents is good for business.
How the Program Works
SCC keeps a database of local job seekers and their skills, so they can be contacted first when new jobs are available in Somerville. Employers are able to hire directly from the First Source database before posting positions to the general public.
The resource also identifies workers who need more training. This way, they can become better qualified for future jobs that they may wish to pursue.
To sign-up as a First Source Jobs Program job seeker or employer, contact Blake Roberts Crall, or call her at 617.776.5931, ext. 233.