employU partners with a variety of industry-specific associations and businesses to offer vocational training and internship opportunities to our customers. Many industries – such as manufacturing, construction, hospitality, and more – are in great need of skilled employees. By partnering with employU, these businesses build their labor force through training and certification opportunities creating a pipeline of skilled talent. These special programs are designed so that participants can gain hands-on, in-depth experience and develop specific job-related skills.

During these programs, businesses can evaluate employU clients for current and future talent pool of employment opportunities without any cost or risk. employU is the employer of record and the clients are on our payroll. Additionally, liability insurance is covered by employU and Workers Compensation is covered by employU’s funding partner, Vocational Rehabilitation. Once a client completes an on-the-job-training (OJT), the retailer may extend a job offer without incurring any fees from employU. Overall, businesses benefit in reduced training expenses by hiring employU clients that have already completed on-the-job-training experiences.

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TJX Partnership

employU has maintained a partnership with the TJX family since 2016. In that time, we have developed close relationships with many of the stores, managers, and staff. We tracked work experience programs across 56 stores over 6 months and the results were outstanding!

The Retail Internship Project is designed to provide an immersion experience for clients interested in retail.​ Positions ranged from warehouse maintenance to store-front stocking and customer service. Through these work placement experiences, TJX was able to create an additional recruitment pipeline for their stores, increasing assistance not only during peak seasons but also during downtime when revenue slows. Additionally, TJX was able to reduce training costs by hiring employU clients that have already completed work experiences since they were trained for their positions while on employU’s payroll during the OJT.

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United Space Coast Cables (USCC) Partnership

In the summer of 2019, USCC partnered with employU to offer a summer internship program to high school students to expose them to industry. There is significant need for skilled employees in the manufacturing industry, particularly on the Space Coast where manufacturing contributes 21% to the GDP. employU customers who participated in this program were offered the opportunity to explore a wide array of manufacturing positions from assembly to high-tech product testing and specialized product development.

After the summer program ended, USCC was contracted for major project. They once again turned to employU, this time to set up a weekend-based work experience opportunity for students. The students learned first-hand that teamwork was key to the success of the project. USCC benefited as well. The stats highlight the project-based work experience by the numbers for USCC.

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Florida is known for its lucrative tourism industry, and these jobs are always in high demand. The Hospitality Program allows employU clients to gain hands on experience in a variety of areas including culinary, customer service, reception, housekeeping, and maintenance in different venues from full-service hotels or restaurants to sporting arenas.

employU has developed relationships with a wide rage of businesses in these industries. From large hotel chains to local small businesses, we have experience in matching the right client with the right business and position.

In 2020, employU launched a partnership with the Holiday Inn in Daytona Beach. That summer, nine on-the-job-trainings were completed by youth and adult clients, resulting in $11,616 in labor cost savings for the business. Additionally, three clients were hired for permanent positions.

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