Community Action Council

Community Action Council offers Economic and Workforce Development Programs designed to help people with low income improve their financial literacy, build their personal and household savings, and access all available resources and benefits, including all tax credit for which they are eligible.

Phone: 859-233-4600

Education and Child Care Opportunities (ECCO)
Parents of Head Start-eligible children volunteer in one of the Council’s child development centers and receive coaching in financial literacy, computer skills, workplace communication, and other life management topics. Upon successful completion of the program, participants become qualified for employment at an early learning center, including any of the Council’s Head Start centers.
Financial Fitness
Financial Fitness is a financial education program that trains participants on how to manage their money and offers them the opportunity to access matching funds when saving for a major purchase such as a home, a small business, or higher education. This program is offered to households with income less than 200% of federal poverty guidelines.
PREPared Workshops
PREPared Workshops assist participants in overcoming boundaries that might prevent them from finding and keeping a job. Participants receive training and counseling on resumé building, job search strategies, interview preparation, and customer service and other employability skills, along with financial literacy training.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
VITA volunteers provide free income tax preparation services for families with low to moderate income, disabled adults, the elderly, and those with limited English language skills. Volunteers are trained to provide information about special tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, and the Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.

Kentucky Career Center

Kentucky Career Center offers a variety of employment services.

Location: 1050 Goodwin Ave.

Phone: 859-233-5940

Mon-Thurs: 8a-5:30p
Fri: 8a-12p

Jubilee Jobs

Jubilee Jobs Program begins with an orientation held on Mondays at 9:00 am. Following the orientation, job seekers determine whether or not they will enter the program. Those who decide to participate find a structured 7-step process which leads to success.

1450 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40505

Phone: 859-977-0135

OWL (Opportunity for Work & Learning)

Offers job placement and retention and supported employment.

650 Kennedy Road
Lexington, KY 40511

Phone: (859)254-0576

Email: info@owlinc.net

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky

Goodwill’s employment services program is designed to help individuals develop work behaviors needed to obtain and successfully keep their job. The program offers opportunities for personal and social development and on-the-job experience while the participant earns a paycheck. A job site in the community provides the work experience.

The participant receives one-on-one assistance from a Goodwill employment specialist including job search assistance, short-term job coaching and support, suggestions for job modifications, and progress monitoring. Participant goals are based on identifying skills needed to maintain employment in his/her current position.

For more information, contact the Lexington workforce development office:

130 W. New Circle Rd., Ste. 110
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 277-3661

Employment Solutions

Offers training and job placement.

Bluegrass Career Services
Specializes in working with individuals with barriers to employment such as people with disabilities, people with limited work experience
Employment Solutions Personnel
Specializes in helping people with employment barriers become successfully employed, while providing companies with effective ways to meet their human resource needs.
Campus Kids Early Learning Center
Receive hands-on experience with children at thison-site day care center. The experiential time with children along with instruction in various academic aspects of childhood development and child care qualify students to sit for the Child Development Associate exam, a nationally recognized credential for child care workers.
Provides quality training in the work habits needed to obtain integrated competitive employment while earning a paycheck.
College for Technical Education
Designed and is updated as necessary to meet the specific needs of private sector employers.
Saute Cafe
Provides hands-on learning in food preparation. Students learn both practical basic cooking techniques and recipes, as well as develop their creative culinary potentials.
Fresh Approach
Prepares produce and food trays for use by commercial customers, restaurants, caterers and local schools to save them valuable time and expense utilizing a workforce consisting primarily of people with severe disabilities.
Expressive and Wellness Programs
Life Works Therapeutic Solutions Life Works Residential Division

Lexington Rescue Mission

Helps prepare job-seekers to find lasting employment by offering free workshops. These workshops cover a variety of topics, including: workplace safety, FIrst Aid and CPR, great customer service, positive decision making, paycheck management, effective communication, conflict resolution, and making the most of work life. These morning workshops are open to anyone who wants to attend.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

1165 Centre Pkwy, Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40517


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