Jubilee Jobs' singular focus is helping people from low-income backgrounds find jobs. Some applicants have sizable gaps in employment history; some have no history at all. Jubilee Jobs provides a supportive community that guides applicants through the process of securing and retaining a position. This includes resume development, online application assistance, and mock interviews. Participants are also encouraged to move beyond entry-level employment by pursuing additional training or education. Jubilee Jobs connects individuals to employment as quickly as possible so that they can attain financial stability which in turn will let them address other life challenges. For 40 years, it has helped over 27,000 people obtain employment, and last year alone 241 individuals secured positions, including people struggling with homelessness or returning from incarceration. Work for sustenance, dignity, and hope: it's a journey worth pursuing – and supporting.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 1
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 3; DC-Ward 4; DC-Ward 5; DC-Ward 6; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church
Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: All; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members
Awards & Recognition
- Giving Up, but Also Taking On, for Lent
Sat Mar 20 2010, New York Times
In volunteering four hours a week at a nonprofit employment service called Jubilee Jobs, Mr. Hisle aspired to more than doing good ...
- Friday's Heroes: Jubilee Jobs
Wed Apr 15 2009, WUSA Channel 9 News
More than 20,000 people have gone to work with the help of local non-profit organization - Jubilee Jobs.
- Hiring Staff from Job Training Programs has Proven a Good Investment for My Local Retail Stores.
Thu Dec 4 2008
As a small local retailer, I have found myself always looking for alternative sources for qualified employees. Turnover in the retail field can be high, so finding committed, long-term employees especially is a constant concern for my managers. . . . Several years ago, we stumbled upon a source that has helped us tremendously and led us to seek out other such organizations to augment our usual search methods. Jubilee Jobs has a mission "to prepare men and women to re-enter the workforce and connect with marketplace jobs."
- Nonprofit Hopes to bBridge SW Waterfront Hiring Gap
Fri May 23 2008
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