Center for Workforce Development

jobs_rebuild_america_logoThe Louisville Urban League’s Center for Workforce Development helps families to become economically stable.  Individuals looking for a job or a better career opportunity are provided these services through the Center:

    • Employment search assistance
    • Career counseling
    • Job skills training
    • Job placement referrals
    • Post-placement support

Our Mission

The Louisville Urban League’s Center for Workforce Development assists African-Americans, other minority groups and the disadvantaged in attaining economic stability and self-sufficiency by providing services that meet the workforce needs of job seekers and employers.

Workforce Staff

Johnetta Roberts
Center for Workforce Development
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Tina Woods
Urban Senior Jobs Program
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Steve Davis
Career Counselor
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Dedra Adams
Career Counselor
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Schedule an appointment today!

Call us today at (502) 566-3371

Services for Job Seekers

The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) is a resource to individuals who are actively involved in job search, seeking a career change or in need of job training.

Guests can utilize software to practice and build keyboarding/data entry skills, and receive assistance with setting-up email accounts, completing on-line job applications and posting resumes.

Professionals Ready to Help

The League’s Workforce Development staff is comprised of experienced Certified Workforce Development Professionals who possess the talent and passion necessary to help our clients overcome potential employment barriers.  These obstacles may include:  inadequate family support system; past involvement with the criminal justice system; inadequate academic preparation; and lack of job skills.

Get Your Career in Gear Orientation

Get Your Career in Gear is a comprehensive one hour introduction to the programs and services of the Louisville Urban League Center for Workforce Development that provides information on our Counselor-assisted services.

Job Readiness Workshops

Monthly workshops are offered for individuals preparing to enter the competitive labor market. Training is designed to sharpen participant job readiness skills thus increasing their marketing ability. Workshop topics include Resume Writing, Interview Skills, Job Search Strategies, Intro to Computers and Transformations which focuses on budgeting and finances.

Counselor Assisted Services

CWD offers free employment services to individuals with diverse skills and educational levels. The CWD is staffed with trained, Certified Workforce Development Specialists and professionals who provide:

  • Career coaching & case management
  • Assessments
  • Job readiness training
  • Job search assistance and referrals
  • Job placement
  • Post-placement follow-up services

Services for Employers

CWD serves as a viable source for employers to recruit diverse candidates, particularly minorities and women, with various skill sets and educational backgrounds.

Free of charge, employers may post employment opportunities in the CWD Job Bank and receive referrals of candidates that are pre-screened and best suited for the employment opportunity.

Urban Senior Jobs Program

Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the Urban Senior Jobs Program (USJP) is a workforce development program that provides subsidized, service-based training for low-income, unemployed persons 55 or older.

The goal of the program is to provide workers with on-the-job training to help them develop the skills and confidence to find unsubsidized employment. Participants are placed in a wide variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including day-care centers, senior centers, schools and hospitals.

Participants work an average of 20 hours a week, and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage.

USJP Services Include:

  • Community Service Training and Placement
  • Case Management Support
  • Individual Employment Plan
  • Workforce Fundamentals Workshop
  • Job Placement and Retention
  • Wages and Fringe Benefits
  • Financial Literacy Training

For more information call the Center for Workforce Development at (502) 566-3371.

Available Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities