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FYI February 2008 - Expansion of Office for Refugee and Immigrants (ORI) ESP Openings for TAFDC Clients

Date: 
02/14/2008
Author: 
DTA

From FYI Transitions February 2008:  Expansion of Office for Refugee and Immigrants (ORI) ESP Openings for TAFDC Clients; T-A34/36 Form andPregnant Women

Expansion of Office for Refugee and Immigrants (ORI) ESP Openings for TAFDC Clients

DTA currently funds Job Search/Job Readiness with ORI. This makes it possible for DTA to serve recent immigrants who have a wide range of cultural and linguistic barriers to employment. Program activities include: Assessment, intensive English for Employment instruction, Job Search, Skills Development, Job Matching and Job Development, Job Placement and Job Placement Follow-up. Due to the success of this program, effective February 2008, 84 additional openings will be available in the following locations for referral to ORI: Dudley Square, Malden and Newmarket Square: 24 openings; North Shore: 12 openings; Worcester: 12 openings;Springfield State and Springfield Liberty: 24 openings; andRevere: 12 openings.

Additionally, ORI has committed to finding full-time jobs for 10 of our clients by the end of June.

T-A34/36 Form and Pregnant Women

AU Managers are reminded that a TAFDC applicant who reports the absence of a parent – including a pregnant woman applying only for herself – must sign a T-A34/36 Assignment of Rights form at application.  Pregnant women must sign Section I only.  Completing this form is an essential first step in locating an absent parent, establishing paternity and obtaining child support. Failure to sign the form will result in the case being denied benefits.


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