Frequently Asked Questions
JobsFirst is a workforce program designed to help the unemployed or underemployed families in the Eugene Field Choice Neighborhood bridge the skills gap by providing professional development, soft skills, educational/training opportunities, and employment assistance.
Our goal is job matching, recruiting, and training – to create value and offer individuals, communities, and employers the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity.
There are no fees or costs associated with participating in the program.
Yes, we partner with a number of organizations to help you obtain either your GED or HiSET referring you to their location for one on one sessions or allowing you access to our computer lab to study. When you’re ready to test we will take care of all of the associated expenses.
Participants in the JobsFirst program must be 18 years of age and there is no age maximum, you just need to have a willingness and an ability to work.
It’s easy… the only stipulation is you must live in the Eugene Fields community (Riverview Parks or Brightwater housing complexes), contact us directly at www.jobsfirsttulsa.org or let your Urban Strategies Case Manager know you’re ready to take the steps to improve your employability skills and a JobsFirst representative will be in contact with you within 24 business hours to begin your job journey or career exploration.
- Picture ID to prove residency, citizenship, and eligibility to work in this country
- Your current resume, if available
At JobsFirst we help our participants with soft skills including resume writing, interviewing, team building, and emotional intelligence skills. We also work in collaboration with Goodwill, Workforce, and Tulsa Tech providing our customers with no-cost training in Transportation, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Accounting and IT, full or part-time job placement, and on-going career advancement services.
We offer Job Search, Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, and various other life skill workshops i.e. “Time Management," “Advocating for Yourself," “Do You Need a Change" to name just a few.
No, but we would highly recommend it because workers who possess job readiness skills are better equipped to succeed because they have what it takes to perform job duties and the confidence and proficiency to pursue advancement opportunities.
Each participant will receive individualized career coaching, improved access to education/training opportunities, connections to employers with careers in high demand jobs, and ultimately family-sustaining wages.
First things first - on day 1 we will start with orientation, which is an overview of the program, services, and benefits. On the second day, we'll have a goal setting session to get a better understanding on what you want to accomplish and personalize steps to achieve your goal(s). From this exercise, we'll know what skills and education are needed to improve your job prospects and secure a job or a successful career. Once we finish with these steps, we are able to determine together if direct job placement and/or exploration is best for you or if additional career services are required.
We would have to determine if you have a “Ticket to Work” and if so, what your physical capabilities are and how many hours you’re permitted to work. Once those things have been established we would take the appropriate career steps.
Absolutely, we never let events or conditions prevent a person from obtaining or sustaining gainful employment.
Yes, we would set up a meeting with a JobsFirst Coordinator to create a career roadmap that will be specific, measurable, positive, and realistic with achievable goals for you to obtain the career and/or job you’re seeking.
What makes us unique is the fact that JobsFirst will be bringing education and supportive services to you because we’re on-site with you; there is no cost for our services; you don’t have to pass an assessment or be accepted into our program. We will be able to be an advocate for you speaking to employers on your behalf and recommending you for interviews.
No, we provide you with ongoing career advancement services up to a year but more, if you need us because we know to navigate the waters on a job, it can sometimes be challenging ex. How to ask for a raise; working as a team; understanding my boss’s style, etc…
We are federally funded through HUD, locally funded through various family foundations, and block grants through the City of Tulsa.
The standard business days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. COVID-19 has changed some of our procedures, so please give us a call to ensure we are open when you need us.
Get Started by Visiting Us or Giving Us a Call
You can get started on the path to earning more by contacting JobsFirst today. Give us a call at (918) 442-2918 or visiting our location inside The Harvest's Annex Building at 2232 S. Nogales Ave., Tulsa, OK 74107.
You can also apply online by clicking the button.