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Workforce Development Program

The Workforce Development Program at GMHC helps clients find jobs and succeed in the workplace. We offer comprehensive vocational assessment, training, job placement assistance, and retention services to ensure successful transitions to work. With enhanced skills, increased self-esteem, and confidence built by the program, participants are motivated to attain employment and achieve greater financial independence and autonomy.

To learn more about each of the programs below, please call our dedicated Workforce Development Program line at (212) 367-1030.

Employment Counseling and Job Readiness Services through GMHC’s MATCH program
The MATCH program walks participants through the process of finding and retaining employment. Services include:

  • Employment counseling to explore and discover your employment goals
  • Resume and cover letter writing and editing help
  • Improving interviewing techniques
  • Learning how best to market yourself
  • Workplace etiquette and time management
  • Job search strategies
  • Interview opportunities
  • Job placement assistance
  • Job retention services

All participants who want to register for the MATCH program are required to attend a two-hour open house, which is offered weekly and presents the services we offer. The Advocacy Unit and Legal Department also make brief presentations on their services, including how they can help make your transition back to work. MATCH program registration will follow for those who are interested.

The RISE Program
The RISE (Realizing Independence through Support and Employment) program is specifically designed to help HASA clients gain access to gainful employment. Through a collaboration with NYC Human Resource Administration’s HASA program, RISE provides vocational training, internships, employment counseling and job placement and retention assistance to HIV-positive individuals who receive HASA benefits. RISE orientations are conducted every Monday at 11 am at GMHC.

Power Suited Initiative
The Power Suited Initiative offers business attire free of charge to our clients going on job interviews. We also accept donations of new or gently used women’s and men’s clothes.

SUNY ATTAIN Computer Lab at GMHC
GMHC has a 24-station computer lab designed to assist those who are seeking employment, job training, or improved computer skills. In addition to access to the internet for employment research, the lab offers an array of computer-based trainings in various fields including Carpentry, Cosmetology, Electrician, Child Care, and Office Work. There are also computer-based, self-paced trainings available for computer programs including Excel, Word, FrontPage, PowerPoint, and Access. Open lab hours are: Monday and Wednesday, 5 – 7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 3 – 7 pm, and Friday 2 – 8 pm.