Employment Services

Last updated 03/08/18

The Office of Community Services (OCS) currently administers the Employment Services Program for Low-Income Persons (ES-LIP) and Legal Permanent Residents (ES-LPR), which are funded by the State of Hawaii.  The objective of these programs is to enable participants to successfully obtain or increase and maintain employment for a minimum of 30 days.

ES-LIP:  The Employment Services for Low-Income Persons program serves low-income individuals in Hawaii at a household income of 185 percent of or below of the most current United States Federal Poverty Guidelines for Hawaii.  This service population may include legal permanent residents who do not need additional assistance provided through the ES/LPR program.

ES-LPR:  The Employment Services for Legal Permanent Residents program serves legally permanent residents, which are lawfully present immigrants residing in Hawaii for less than five years, Compact of Free Association (COFA) migrants, and other non-citizens who are eligible to work in the United States whose household income is at 185 percent or below of the United States Federal Poverty Guidelines for Hawaii.

Through the program, eligible participants will be assisted with job preparation, job placement, and job maintenance.  If applicable, eligible participants will be assisted with certification or training that is required for participants to attain their desired job from a third-party.

If you are interested in enrolling in Employment Services, please contact the agency in your respective county.  The agencies that are currently providing employment services are:

Employment Services for Low-Income Persons (ES-LIP)
County Agencies Contact Person Email Phone Number
Hawaii Goodwill Ray Saludares rsaludares@higoodwill.org (808) 443-5870
Honolulu Parents and Children Together Kim Golis-Robello kgolis-robello@pacthawaii.org (808) 847-3285
Honolulu Touch A Heart Jamie Goya jamie@touchahearthawaii.org (808) 721-5526
Kauai Child and Family Services William Harrington wharrington@cfs-hawaii.org (808) 628-8168

 

Employment Services for Legally Permanent Residents (ES-LPR)
County Agencies Contact Person Email Phone Number
Hawaii Goodwill Ray Saludares rsaludares@higoodwill.org (808) 443-5870
Honolulu Parents and Children Together Kim Golis-Robello kgolis-robello@pacthawaii.org (808) 847-3285
Honolulu Goodwill Nikki Isabelo Nisabelo@higoodwill.org (808) 792-8551
Maui Goodwill Keiki Kin kkin@higoodwill.org (808) 871-4143

OCS is currently soliciting input from prospective providers for the 2019 Program Year.  The Request for Information can be found here.