What is a Transitional Job?
A transitional job is a short-term, structured work experience (20-29 hours/ week) 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.
How does a transitional job benefit you, the employer?
- The employer has an extra worker whose wage, workers’ compensation, and FICA are paid by Career Solutions for the duration of the transitional job.
- The employer has the opportunity to hire the employee when the transitional job is completed. There is no obligation to hire. Consider it a trial period and the TJO employer has the first opportunity to hire.
- By helping to increase an individual’s work skills, the employer helps train and mentor the workforce. This ultimately results in employees who add value to the employer.
- The employer is seen as a community partner.
- The employer helps the economic stability of our community.
- By providing a transitional job opportunity, the business helps ensure that the community has access to a qualified workforce that will enable our community to succeed and grow.
For more information about how you can host a transitional job, contact:
Angie Dahle, Business Development Specialist