Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo has expanded its ReHire Colorado program to include Fremont County and Custer County. Rehire is a transitional jobs program, where Catholic Charities can pay for a new employee for up to twelve weeks. Catholic Charities pays the subsidized wage of $8.23 per hour as well as the payroll taxes, workers’ compensation, the unemployment and workman’s compensation insurance as well as provide job coaching services while the participant is at the host site.
This program was funded by the state legislature in 2013 and is run by the Colorado Department of Human Services. Program goals are to stabilize individuals and families with earned income, stimulate local economies through paid wages, and contribute to the economic health of employers via access to temporarily subsidized employees for up to twelve weeks. Recruiting, screening and all other human resource functions are provided at no cost to your business. This is an opportunity for your business to try out a new candidate and see if they are a good fit before hiring them.
“Last year Catholic Charities was able to partner with local employers and put more than 50 people to work. This is a boon to our local economy, the businesses we partnered with and especially the clients we were able to place in meaningful employment that offers them career opportunities,” said Joe Mahoney, Executive Director.
Contact Catholic Charities to learn about this partnership that can benefit everyone! Call 719-562-3728 or 719-562-3769 for more information.