A Red Circle’s Employment Team works to break down barriers to securing and keeping gainful employment in North County. They work on job development and job creation through a racial equity lens. This can include supplying work appropriate clothing, advocating for high schools to incorporate a more jobs-focused curriculum, asking employers to provide transportation help, childcare assistance, and other necessities during the first few weeks of employment, and collaborating with policy organizations that focus on improving public transit.
Through our education work, we met a mom who was facing a barrier to keeping her new job. As a single mom, she was doing her best to obtain employment and move her family off of state assistance. Because of the difficulties of state-sponsored childcare (vouchers, availability, hours, etc.), she had to miss her first day of work. Her employer gave her another chance but told her if she misses another day, she would be fired. She called us and, through our vast network of businesses and organizations, we found emergency childcare, which allowed her to keep her job.
If you are facing a barrier to employment, contact us and we will work to assist you in any way we can.