Recruitment for Cohort 1 of our 2014 Transitional Job Training Program is now closed. Recruitment for Cohort 2 will begin in May.
Growing Home, Inc. recruits committed individuals to work as Production Assistants at our organic agriculture business. We offer two, 14‐week employment and training opportunities beginning in the spring of each year. Applications for the first cohort will be accepted in February and applications for the second cohort will be accepted in May.
If you are interested in jobs in agriculture, landscaping, customer service, and/or food service, you may be a good candidate for Growing Home.
Please review the following job description carefully. Qualified individuals will be selected to interview based on the quality of their application and their demonstrated interest in addition to their motivation to pursue related occupations in landscaping, food service, or customer service related industries.
*ALL PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS WILL BE ASKED TO WORK A SATURDAY MARKET DURING THE 14 WEEKS OF EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING.
Work is primarily performed outdoors, subject to varying weather conditions, and includes bending, lifting, stooping, squatting and standing for extended periods of time.
All participants are required to take classes in agricultural sciences, job readiness, job retention, and customer service. Therefore, applicants must be able to read, write, and do math at a 6th grade level.
All individuals interested in applying at Growing Home MUST attend an application session to apply. Application sessions will include a detailed description of Growing Home’s employment & training program as well as the application and hiring process.
Sessions will be held at Growing Home’s Wood St. Farm ‐5814 S. Wood St. Chicago, IL. 60636. Please register for an information session by calling Tonika Johnson, Program Assistant, at 773‐ 434‐7144. When leaving a message please provide your name, valid telephone number and an explanation of why you are calling.
Walk‐ins WILL NOT be accepted at application sessions. All attendees will be required to show photo identification and/or have a verifiable referral from an applicable source upon arrival to their scheduled application session.
If you are a representative of an agency that would like to refer a candidate or schedule an application session at your site, please contact Shaniece Alexander, Employment Training Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org; applicants are still required to call and schedule an information session in order to apply even with a referral.