We believe that gainful employment offers our customers the opportunity to achieve meaning and identity in their lives, to establish their place as a contributing member of the community and the opportunity to achieve independence. Workforce Development serves two customer bases: Job Seekers and Employers. We cannot successfully serve one group without successfully serving the other.
Job Seekers with disabilities, disadvantages or other barriers to employment are provided specialized training and evaluation, job placement, and ongoing supports to maximize retention.
Our Exodus Program assists individuals whose offending histories are barriers to successful employment. The Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative Program (MPRI) assists individuals coming out of prison with job training and placement to become contributing members of our community.
Employers receive individualized services from Workforce Development staff who help them fill available positions with individuals that match the employers’ needs. This unique partnership saves companies valuable resources normally spent in recruiting, hiring and training.
Our range of services can be tailored to meet the needs of each customer we serve-job seekers and employers and thereby better serve them all.
Hope Network also operates two businesses. Hope Network Service Corporation provides training and employment opportunities in the janitorial field for individuals with disabilities. Hope Network Industries, (HNI) provides training and employment for people with disabilities or disadvantages in the manufacturing and assembly industry.