Our division oversees the Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) program, which helps people gain new job skills and find a job. The participants are people receiving Temporary Family Assistance who are referred to the program. They may qualify for a range of services, including job search help, adult basic education, GED preparation, English for speakers of other languages, on-the-job training, and occupational skills training.
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How to Apply

The Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) program helps many of the people who are getting Temporary Family Assistance (TFA). You can apply for TFA by clicking on the link below. If the Department of Social Services decides you should get TFA, they will sign you up for the JFES program unless you can't work because of medical or other reasons. 

Program Services and Resources

Employment Services 

We'll help you find a job and grow in it.

Support Services 

Get the help you need, such as a child care subsidy and transportation assistance.

Benefits to employers 

Earn federal tax credits for hiring specific types of candidates.

CT Individual Development Account (IDA) Program Certification 

Learn more about how an Individual Development Account (IDA) Program Certification can help your community organization.

Related Resources

Employment and Training Administration 

Learn more about the US Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

Administration for Children and Families 

Additional resources for JFES participants, available through the Administration for Children and Families.
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