Unemployment and underemployment can be devastating, tearing families apart and leading to poverty, hunger, and homelessness. People who suffer with repeated bouts of unemployment often have barriers to employment that include a lack of job readiness or work skills, low educational attainment, prior substance abuse or past incarceration, mental health challenges, or disabilities.
Employment is essential in order to achieve self-sufficiency. Living wage employment strengthens families, provides stability, allows permanent housing to be obtained and sustained and, for parents, correlates with higher educational achievement for their children.
At St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, we help people with barriers find living wage employment, with a special focus on those experiencing homelessness. We also offer occupational skill training for careers in food services.
Our Employment Programs:
Career Connections: Career Connections assists adults who are unemployed or underemployed with job preparedness (resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, job identification and application), job leads and linkages to employment programs, internships and skill training programs.
Career Connections is available at the following location:
Beans & Bread Center in Fells Point
400 S. Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Next Course: This 12-week occupational skills training program provides adults with classroom training skills combined with hands-on experience in a real production kitchen. Program participants gain valuable skills and experience, obtain a ServSafe Manager’s Certification, and go on to successful careers in the food services industry.
New classes form every month. For more information about classes and eligibility requirements, call (410) 982-0855 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.