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Our mission is to help immigrants and refugees.
Partner in Employment’s mission is to connect immigrants and refugees in South King County with high paying jobs. PIE achieves this goal in five ways.
- Intensive Individual Case Management
- Job Readiness Training
- Training Programs for Manufacturing Jobs
- Wraparound Support Programs
- Partnerships with Local Employers and Community Organizations
PIE’s staff and board members bring a deep understanding of the diverse needs of South King County’s new communities. By providing in-language, culturally competent programs, we are able to build sustained self-reliance in the immigrant and refugee communities we serve. Our case managers prepare clients for success within the American employment system through trainings, and by facilitating intercultural understanding and cooperation between our clients and their employers.
PIE provides weekly job readiness training workshops that assist our clients in strengthening important skills needed to succeed in the American workforce. We help clients create resumes, improve interview skills, attain suitable attire, and understand the cultural norms of American workplaces so they can successfully acquire and retain good jobs.
Our Career Ready Program offers two training pathways for clients interested in either aerospace or diversified manufacturing. Clients receive wraparound support designed to create stability in their lives as they progress, and complete an eight-week intensive training course offered in partnership with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC). Upon completion of one of these courses, clients can hire into better paying manufacturing jobs, or continue into more advanced training, apprenticeships, or further education with the Seattle College District.
PIE’s other programs support clients’ goal of securing family wage employment with a holistic plan for clients and their families. We ensure that clients have stable housing, know their rights at work, get English language training, have access to health care and childcare, and connect with any other service needed as they pursue and secure better paying work. Among other supports, we provide transportation assistance to ensure that clients can get to those interviews that they prepared for in our job readiness workshop. This wraparound approach to supporting our clients is what really makes Partner in Employment unique and successful.
At the same time, PIE helps our clients find jobs by developing partnerships with local employers. We provide high quality, no cost services to employers to help them to recruit reliable, hardworking employees to meet the needs of their businesses. These partnerships help streamline the hiring process for employers and workers. We recruit and support qualified candidates from the communities we serve, and offer on-going assistance to newly-hired employees as they settle into their new roles. We work with employers to mitigate and resolve any questions or problems that may arise and ensure we are working in partnership with employers to foster a healthy and safe environment for our workers.
What does success look like? PIEs employment team helps place clients in jobs that have an average wage of $19 per hour and 41 hours per week with full benefits. These jobs are in many fields including: Construction, Health Care, Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing, Social Services, Technology, Maintenance and Repair, Food Service and Processing, Childcare, Airport Jobs, Retail, Hospitality, and Driving. With our personalized guidance, PIE’s clients are reaching for the American dream, finding a place in economic, social, and cultural life of their adopted home.
We trained 431 individuals on job readiness and labor standard practices to empower and prepare individuals for entering the workforce. Of the 322 individuals who were actively searching for work, PIE assisted with 157 job placements
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Your gift to Partner in Employment is an investment in the economic stability of refugees and immigrants. Your gift will help provide employment services, rental assistance, English classes, case management services and services for the youth.