Myth #5: There Are No Resources That Can Help Me Find and Keep a Job

I have no idea about how to go about finding and keeping a job. Is there anyone who can help me?It can be difficult looking for and finding a job if you think you have to do it all on your own. Actually, there are several excellent state and national resources that can help you. These organizations can help you prepare for your job search, find a job that’s right for you, and offer advice and support services to help you keep your job.

Arizona One-Stop Centers

One-Stop Centers offer free services, including job placement, skills assessments, job training, career counseling, and resume development, to jobseekers.

You can get services online through the Arizona Virtual One-Stop by clicking here or you can go to a One-Stop Center in person. For a list of One-Stop Center locations, click here.

ARIZONA@WORK

ARIZONA@WORK is a public and private partnership with a network of 47 local offices in 12 regional areas that helps employers and job seekers connect.

ARIZONA@WORK helps employers of all sizes and types recruit, develop, and retain the best employees for their needs. ARIZONA@WORK helps job seekers throughout the state with services and resources that help with the pursuit of employment opportunities. Through the support of federal funding, ARIZONA@WORK services are provided at no charge.

Learn more about ARIZONA@WORK.

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

Vocational Rehabilitation can help you prepare for, find, and keep work. One of the main eligibility criteria for VR services is that you must have a physical or mental disability that makes it difficult for you to find and keep a job. If you are eligible for SSI or SSDI based on your disability, you are generally eligible for VR services.

The services VR offers vary depending on the needs of each person. VR will work with you to figure out which services you need. You and a VR counselor will develop a plan to help you reach your work goals. To read more about VR services and locate an office in your area where you can apply, click here.

Ticket to Work

The Ticket to Work Program is designed to help people with disabilities find and keep work. If you are 18 – 64 years old and are getting SSI or SSDI benefits, you can use your Ticket to Work from the Social Security Administration. With this program, you can access employment-related services and supports from Employment Networks (ENs), including training, job placement, job coaching, and vocational assessments. To search for an EN in your area, click here. To learn more about the Ticket to Work Program, click here.

Other Resources

You can also read our Next Steps page for more information on finding a job.