What is a Work Experience?
Work Experience is a planned, structured, short-term, learning experience that takes place at a private, public, or nonprofit business.
The purpose of a work experience is to enable a participant with a limited work history to gain meaningful employment experience and to develop good basic work habits and skills.
- Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. (CMJTS) agrees to pay the wage, the workers’ compensation, and FICA for a participant in a paid Work Experience.
- You agree to provide a temporary part-time job and supervision. Supervision includes communicating clear work-readiness and job expectations to the participant and providing performance feedback to the participant and to CMJTS.
How does the Work Experience benefit you, the employer?
- By helping to increase a person’s work skills, you help train our future workforce to be adaptable to the needs of the job market. 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.
- You have an extra worker whose wage, workers’ compensation, and FICA are paid by CMJTS for the duration of the Work Experience.
- You have the opportunity to hire the participant when the Work Experience is completed. There is no obligation to hire the participant.
- By providing a Work Experience, 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 in the 21st century.
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