Why should I join the Employment Program @OpenDoors?

  • You will learn computer skills that are essential when filling out online applications and sending your resumes.
  • Our Employment Services Coordinator will sit with you and personally help you craft a professional resume.
  • Your "30 Second Commercial" will help you when talking about your criminal record with employers.
  • Practice your interview skills and make yourself stand out and get noticed by employers.
  • Receive guidance on companies that are hiring and local job fairs.
  • Get the support and guidance from the experts at helping individuals with records find jobs.
  • You may be eligible for a free monthly RIPTA pass when participating in the program.
  • Receive help reinstating your driver's license and referrals to OpenDoors Trucking, our transitional employment freight company

When do the classes meet?

  • The first six days of the program are one on one job coaching sessions that are tailored to meet your needs.  We'll get you ready for the job search and then help you put together a job search plan.  From there, you can come to OpenDoors as often as you need it while looking for a job.

How long does the program last?

  • The program is here as long as you need it. As long as you are searching for a job you can participate in the program.  You may feel like after the first two weeks that you are ready for the job search, or you may feel that you would like some extra support after the first two weeks.  It is up to you.

Does the program work?

  • That's a tough question to answer.  Our Employment Program has helped over 300 individuals find employment.  We've also helped people earn the following certificates:
    • OSHA Hazwopper
    • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety
    • American Heart Association First Aid and CPR
    • Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator General Awareness
    • Asbestos Supervisor/Contractor
    • Lead Renovator

What if I already took the program inside?

  • That's great!  There are some things that we cannot do on the inside. Let OpenDoors help you pick up where the program inside left off.  We'll make sure that your resume looks professional and help you with those computer skills.

How do I sign up?

  • To sign up for any programs at OpenDoors call 401-781-5808 and speak to our front desk to make an intake appointment, which can be conducted over the phone.  

Contact our employment services coordinator at 401-214-1818 or info@opendoorsri.org for more information.

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