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If you are unemployed, or if you want to find a better or more stable job but you aren't sure what kind of work you should look for, PITTworks can help you explore possible career choices.
If you already know what type of work you would like to do, PITTworks can help you find a training program and financial aid.
If you already have enough training but are having trouble finding work, PITTworks can help you to navigate the local job market, learn to compete more effectively for jobs, and develop workplace skills to help ensure your success.
Almost any FNS client can enroll in PITTworks as long as they are also: 1) between the ages of 18 and 59, AND 2) not working in paid employment for 30 or more hours per week, AND 3) not receiving unemployment insurance ("UI") benefits, AND 4) do not have a pending application for UI benefits, AND 5) not currently receiving Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability income, or Work First Family Assistance.
Unfortunately, regulations do not allow PITTworks to enroll people who are in the categories listed above. However, PITTworks can put them in touch with other employment and training resources.
If you do not receive food stamps but would like to enroll in PITTworks, please contact Pitt County Food & Nutrition Services at 902-1352 to see if you qualify. Pitt County Food & Nutrition Services
However, federal rules require some clients to engage in 20 hours per week of certain work or training activities in order to keep their food stamps longer than three months. These clients may find that PITTworks is the best way to keep their food stamps, and to eventually find stable and well paid employment.
Generally, food stamp clients who want to continue receiving benefits are required to engage in work or training activities if they meet all the qualifications for enrollment in PITTworks, AND 1) are between the ages of 18 and 49, AND 2) have no one under age 18 living with them, AND 3) are physically and mentally able to work, AND 4) are not in school or training at least half time, AND 5) are not working in paid or volunteer employment for at least 20 hours per week, AND 6) are not taking care of a disabled adult.
If you have a physical or mental disability, and are not receiving Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Income, and would like to find a job, PITTworks is here to help you. PITTworks cooperates with the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and with Trillium Health Resources to help disabled people get specialized training and help.