NYS Displaced Homemaker Programs
Successfully providing workforce development training, resource assistance and placement services to Displaced Homemakers since 1978.
Read this article: The Displaced Homemaker Program: Keeping the Doors Open
In early 2020, an unprecedented number of women were placed on unemployment due to the pandemic and the Displaced Homemaker Program (DHP) needed to retool how services were offered to a significantly larger audience. That was when Project PIVOT (Providing Interactive Virtual Office Training) was born.
Elaine was one of our first participants to sign up for the new virtual training. Like many of us, she was introduced to Zoom for the first time and practiced new virtual interviewing skills with her Zoom classmates. She also learned home-based alternatives to Microsoft Office through Google Suite. In two short weeks, Elaine went from feeling overwhelmed and "stuck" to feeling as if she had new skills to offer in the new work world. She was able to submit electronic cover letters and resumes with the new tools, feel comfortable with virtual interviewing, and recently interviewed for an administrative assistant position at a local hospital.
In her evaluation, Elaine shared,"I learned so much in such a short amount of time. It was valuable information that has really helped me look for employment in this new normal. The class was fun, interactive, and encouraging for all of us who attended. I highly recommend it!"
With your support the New York State Displaced Homemaker Program changes lives, enriches families and benefits our communities. Click here to read more success stories or click below to hear more....
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