NH DHHS, NH Employment Program

The NH Employment Program helps New Hampshire families become self-supporting by providing employment opportunities, job readiness, education, and training services.

Individuals participating in the program work with Employment Counselor Specialists who provide employment and training services at the DHHS District Offices around the state. These counselors work with participants to assess their skills and abilities and develop an individualized employment plan. It is through that employment plan that employment-related activities and support services are made available to participants, either through the New Hampshire Employment Program, or other community services.

The NHEP participant may also complete the Job Readiness Module Series along with its associated job readiness activities approved by the NHEP Work Verification Plan to support vocational assessment and career pathway planning as tools for long-term success for NHEP clients.””

Employment-related activities: Job preparation classes, GED-High School Equivalency Diploma, life skills training classes to address balancing work and family issues and barriers to getting and keeping employment, on-the-job or vocational skills training, work placements in the community to provide job skills, workplace knowledge and career experience and job search assistance

Employment-related support services: child care, transportation reimbursement, tuition assistance for certain educational programs, worker or training supports such as tools of the trade, uniforms, books or other needed supplies, and services to remove employment obstacles