Motel 2 Home Process
Step 8: Increase Income
In the greater Atlanta area, the Housing Wage, the amount an individual needs to earn in order to afford stable housing, is $19.11/hour or $39,758/year. Talk to your client about where they are in relation to this minimal threshold and discuss various short term and long term opportunities to increase their income. Take the time to understand the type of work they enjoy, the lifestyle they want to lead, and help them create a plan to get there.
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8A: COURT ORDERED CHILD SUPPORT
Learn how to get it:
RESOURCE: Child Support Services (PDF)
8B: COMPETITIVE WAGE
Find out what similar jobs are paying in their community.
RESOURCE: Georgia – May 2019 OES State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
8C: JOB- READY SKILLS
Help them get some fundamental job-ready skills from Hire Hope, a program by Randstad for women exiting homelessness.
RESOURCE: Hire Hope Brochure
RESOURCE: Hire Hope FAQs
RESOURCE: Hire Hope Application
8D: SIDE-GIG INCOME
8E: WORK FROM HOME
8F: UPGRADE SKILLS TO INCREASE INCOME
RESOURCE: Lynda: Online Courses, Classes, Training, Tutorials Free online courses are available from Microsoft in the areas of software development, web development, business, design, photography, marketing
RESOURCE: Technical College System of Georgia: TCSG Free or low cost training available in over 600 programs with a 99% successful job placement rate. They also offer a program called Quickstart that trains people for specific high demand jobs. Training is paid for by the employer.
RESOURCE: Worksource Georgia Portal Free training, education, career exploration about high demand jobs for low income people.
RESOURCE: Job Connection, Training Programs & Career Services | Find a Career Goodwill offers job searches, job training, and education about how to start your own business.
RESOURCE: Per Scholas Free Tech Job Training & Employer Connections Per scholas offers free job training for entry level jobs in IT support, cybersecurity, and software engineering. They have an 80% successful job placement rate and the average starting job is $42,000/year.
RESOURCE: Bls.gov– Tools to help narrow down a particular career you may be suited to. Under subjects, go to the employment section, lots of topics to help narrow down a career field. Also, the Pay and Benefits section can tell you hourly rates for a particular job you may be interested in.
RESOURCE: Careeronestop.org– career exploration, training, and jobs
RESOURCE: atlworks.org– WIOA program
RESOURCE: Worksource Georgia | One Stop Career Resource Center Presentation Slides & Video Recording
8G: FIND A BETTER JOB
RESOURCE: Georgia Department of Labor
8H: SMALL BUSINESS START UP
RESOURCE: Training to Start a Business | GoodBIZ Entrepreneurship Program Goodwll’s program GoodBIZ, is a 15 week training program that helps both established and prospective business owners develop, implement and refine their business plan.
The training curriculum is structured to cover a myriad of business topics including:
– Business Feasibility
– Concept and Business Plan Development
– Marketing (including social media)
– Financial Literacy and Management
– Business Law
– Human Resources
– Intellectual Property
Upon completion of the program, participants are paired with a business coach to support them as their business grows and changes. The business coach has the experience and resources to help business owners implement and refine their business strategies.
RESOURCE: ACE WBC 10 Steps to Start a Business in GA Ace is a nonprofit located in Norcross that provides, training, education, and small business loans to women who want to start their own business.
Their online education program leads you in the development of a complete business plan.
RESOURCE: Start Your Online Training With DreamBuilder