What is a Transitional Job?
A transitional job is a short-term, structured, work experience that takes place at a private, public, or nonprofit business.
The purpose of a transitional job is to enable individuals with a limited work history or industry experience the opportunity to gain meaningful work skills that lead to gainful employment.
- Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. (CMJTS) agrees to pay the wage, workers’ compensation, and FICA for an individual in a transitional job.
- You agree to provide a temporary job opportunity and supervision. Supervision includes communicating clear job expectations to the employee and providing performance feedback to the employee and to CMJTS.
How does a transitional job benefit you, the employer?
- You have an extra worker whose wage, workers’ compensation, and FICA are paid by CMJTS for the duration of the transitional job.
- You have the opportunity to hire the employee when the transitional job is completed. There is no obligation to hire. Consider it a trial period and you have the first opportunity to hire.
- By helping to increase an individual’s work skills, you help train and mentor the workforce. This ultimately results in employees who add value to your business.
- Your business is seen as a community partner.
- You help to increase the economic stability of your community.
- By providing a transitional job opportunity, you help ensure that your business and your community have access to a qualified workforce that will enable your business and your community to succeed and grow.
For more information about how you can host a transitional job, contact:
Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville & Wright Counties
Christina Pflueger, M.A.
Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine & Sherburne Counties