For the Prince George’s County [Maryland] Department of Social Services, KRA operates the PGWorks Employment and Training Program for jobseekers applying for, or already receiving, TCA or SNAP benefits. Customers without dependent children do not qualify for TCA, but are eligible for SNAP’s Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents component.
Career Agent Ashelley Wilder reports, “KimoNe enrolled after an extended period of unemployment. Through our Job-Readiness Academy, we helped her showcase specific abilities, interests, and skills—in addition to considerable wait-staff and customer-service expertise—that would capture a potential employer’s attention. In less than 2 weeks, KimoNe was working at Dave & Buster’s in Capitol Heights!”
KimoNe commented, “Ms. Wilder was resourceful, compassionate, and knowledgeable. She made my brief stint with DSS a very pleasant experience. Through her, I managed to get back on my feet, and set on a path that will lead to future opportunities for me.”