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March Newsletter for Community Partners


Mar 12, 2024

We're Hiring!

Do you know anyone facing barriers when it comes to finding and keeping work? We're here to help all jobseekers find a fulfilling career that meets their needs.

Working Fields is a staffing agency that offers standard employment services, such as job placements, with the added benefit of free peer coaching, transportation, and trauma-informed account management. Everyone is eligible to work with us. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Check out our jobs here for a wide range of openings up to $30/hour! We look forward to hearing from you. Send a referral HERE.

Upcoming Community Events in Vermont

St. Paddy's Cookie Decorating & Job Fair Event
When: Tuesday, March 12 | 1-2pm
Where: Turning Point of Chittenden County
Details & Optional RSVP

Jobseeker Drop in Hour
When: Wednesday, March 13 | 11am-12pm
Where: Martha's Kitchen | 139 Lake St, St. Albans

St. Paddy's Job Fair & Crafting Event
When: Thursday, March 14 | 11am-12pm
Where: COTS Day Station
Details & Optional RSVP

Goal Writing Event

When: Wednesday, March 20 | 1:30-2:30pm
Where: North Central VT Recovery Center
Details & Optional RSVP

All are welcome at our events. We look forward to connecting with jobseekers, learning about their employment goals, and supporting them in reaching those goals. 

Working Fields Expands to Maine!

We’re thrilled to expand our work to the great state of Maine and feel so welcomed by the Lewiston-Auburn community.

"Working Fields’ history of serving employers in need of a qualified workforce while simultaneously providing workforce counseling and peer support to residents has proven highly impactful in other states. They will be a welcome addition to the Auburn business community." - Glen E. Holmes, Director of Business & Community Development, City of Auburn,

Joining us in Auburn with 17 years of experience in business management is our first Maine-based Account Manager, Jenna Andrews. Jenna shares that she is excited to "finally use my life experience, strong work ethic and passion for all things humanity." Jenna has hit the ground running already attending two local job fairs and meeting with jobseekers at our new office. You can learn more about Jenna and reach out personally to welcome her from our staff page here.

If you're in the Lewiston-Auburn area, come say hello at 95 Main Street in Auburn or give us a call at (207) 209 4849!

Mental Health First Aid

Want to learn how to help those around you? Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. This course is taught by former Working Fields peer coach, Sunny Naughton, who was just named the top trainer in Vermont for the fifth year in a row.

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid by requesting information here. Sunny will connect you to a course or help you set one up for your community. Vermonters may be able to access grant funds.

Factors Affecting Comfort in Disclosing Alcohol & Other Drug Histories

Substance use disorder (SUD) is one of the most stigmatized health conditions. Individuals with SUDs are subject to harsh moral judgment and frequent discrimination. These effects can prevent people who are seeking treatment or those in recovery from accessing the necessary care and support to achieve or sustain recovery.”

At Working Fields, we aim to create a stigma-free environment and foster a culture of honesty so folks are able to show up as themselves and get the support they need. If you want to learn more about what factors affect substance use disclosure, check out this article from the Addiction Policy Forum.

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