Employment Services Program

Director: Christina Schweitzer
Phone: (716) 883-9800 x413
Email: Christina.Schweitzer@use.salvationarmy.org

Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Program Overview:
The Employment Services Program in partnership with Erie County DSS (Department of Social Services) provides low-income individuals with comprehensive Job Readiness, Job Search, Vocational Training, and HSE (High-School Equivalency) services.  Clients are assisted with childcare resources and referrals, and housing searches.  In addition, clients are linked to community agencies for additional supportive services.  Approximately 400-450 individuals are served by the program yearly. 

Job Readiness:
The Employment Services program is built through referrals from the Erie County Department of Social Services.  Clients are referred to the Employment Services program to complete mandated Work Experience, 

HSE (High-School Equivalency)
Another component of the Employment Services Program is HSE classes through Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Program. Our clients are given the opportunity to complete their educational goals (HSE & Computer classes) and achieve their employment dreams.

Job Search
Assists clients in finding jobs via online searches.  Clients are assisted in accessing job boards such as Indeed, Monster, WNYJobs, etc., and are directed to apply to positions they are qualified for.  In addition, clients are supported in searching out opportunities for specific training such as CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), HHA (Home Health Aid), CHEST (Certified Healthcare Environmental Service Technician), as well as culinary programs.  The Salvation Army Employment Services Program is grateful to work with community partners such as United Way of Buffalo, Buffalo Board of Education, Employ Buffalo Niagara and our health care community partners, such as Kaleida Health, Roswell Park, Catholic Health and others.