The City of Eureka’s Pathway to Payday is a four-day employment workshop that takes place in partnership with the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center. This event focuses on the enhancement of application, resume & interview skills, & offers participants the opportunity to interview with real employers for real jobs, receiving tangible feedback that they can apply to future interviews. To date, Pathway to Payday has garnered a 90+% success rate with participants who complete all four days receiving either a second interview or a job offer.
This week, 23 of our valued community members completed the December 2019 Pathway to Payday event while 22 of these individuals received either a second interview or a job offer. Further, the participating businesses had overwhelmingly positive feedback about the candidates they interviewed.
Below are some excerpts from the participant surveys collected:
What did you learn, take away &/or find the most helpful about the Pathway to Payday workshop topics?
What would you say is the most valuable aspect of Pathway to Payday?
What did you enjoy/appreciate the most about your Pathway to Payday experience?
While Pathway to Payday is open to the public, participants of UPLIFT Eureka are guaranteed a spot. UPLIFT Eureka is a program offered by the City of Eureka Community Services Department to support the houseless members of our community in accessing crucial community resources to obtain housing & employment & to reclaim their independence. Every individual that completed this week’s Pathway to Payday event currently does not have permanent housing, & their participation in this employment workshop is providing them with vital experiences and tools to help them work toward their goal of obtaining permanent housing.
We want to thank the following businesses for participating in this life changing program:
The City of Eureka Community Services Department’s mission is to provide for and enhance the quality of life and spirit of the community with a wide variety of recreational programs and services. The department consists of Parks, Trails, Harbor & Marina, Facility Maintenance, Sequoia Park Zoo, Environmental Programs, C.A.P.E., Eureka Golf Course, and Recreation Divisions. Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/eurekacommunityservices/ or website: www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/depts/pnr/default.asp.