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The Jefferson County Dept. of Employment & Training Community Work Experience Program (CWEP) is a service provided to non-profit and government agencies at NO COST to the agency.

Our Mission:

Providing opportunities for public and non-profit organizations to utilize volunteer labor and to help workers receive valuable job skills

What does this program entail?

The CWEP assists workers with obtaining work experience, building a resume, enhancing job readiness and other work related skills and obtaining references for future employment.

Participants are assessed for existing skill sets and placed accordingly in unpaid work at a government or not-for-profit worksite. Attendance is monitored by staff with the County Dept. of Employment & Training (DET).  Participants are also eligible for supportive services through CWEP. 

Some examples of work duties can consist of: 

- Clerical / Office

- Maintenance Work

- Food Prep

- Public Works

- Retail

 If you are a non-profit or government agency that is interested in participating in this program, please CLICK HERE to complete the form.

Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Julie Daniels-Alguire, Senior Program Coordinator - 315-786-3676

    Amelia Erdem, Program Assistant - 315-786-3674

       Patricia Fox, Program Assistant - 315-786-3675

Our offices are located at The WorkPlace (1000 Coffeen St. Watertown, NY 13601). Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.