—- Director of Workforce Development
Work Today is a pilot low-barrier work program. Intended to serve as a new sort of temp agency, the program will connect 10 temporary workers with daily work in Brattleboro. They will receive $15 per hour for doing what organizers envision as custodial work, seasonal tasks, and simple municipal maintenance projects.
A Youth Services case manager provides transportation, coordination, and lunch delivery daily, as well as counseling services for interested participants. Participants arrive work-ready, and will be paid in cash at the end of the day.
The program will operate three days a week for three months with the Town of Brattleboro its primary client. After proving its viability, Youth Services will seek other funding through grants and bring on other employers.