Re-Entry Employment Resources



It is a requirement to secure a job while being housed and fed at the VOA Residential Re-Entry Center, and that twenty-five percent of each week's salary be paid directly to the VOA Center as subsistence payment. Here is a partial list of job opportunities near to the VOA Center.
Some of these companies send representatives to the VOA Center to give a brief talk and recruit Center residents to sign up with their companies. In other instances, a Center resident needs to make a call to set up an interview.
Goodwill Industries offers training in a variety of fields as will be further described below. The VOA Center allows Center residents to travel each day to the Goodwill facility to receive training for jobs and their participation in this training is credited as meeting the criteria of job seeking to be compliant with VOA Center regulations.

*Advantage Staffing
517 Clearview Parkway
Metairie, La.
(504) 455-4414

*Catholic Charities
Archdiocese of New Orleans
1000 Howard Avenue
Suite 200
New Orleans, La. 70113
(504) 523-3755

*Carpenters Training Fund of Louisiana
2850 Massachusetts Avenue
Metairie, La. 70003
(504) 6525
A three week training program is necessary to become eligible for the four year apprenticeship program

Freshstart Services, LLC
car dealership and industrial fleet washing
contact: Giuseppe Misserendino, manager
(504) 345-5565

*Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, Inc.
3400 Tulane Avenue, Suite 1000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Jada Boudin, Ex-Offender Program Manager
Direct: (504) 456-3933
Cell: (504) 234-6304
Fax: (504) 456-2698

Jada Boudin hosts the START WORKFORCE PROGRAM which focuses on skills, tasks, and results training in the Hospitality Industry. An 18 chapter textbook is given to participants which focus on the following topics:
Hospitality and Careers;
Guest Service;
Professionalism (appearance, life skills, work habits);
Safety and Security; Rooms Division;
Front Desk Representative;
PBX Operator;
Bell Service Attendant;
Guestroom Attendant;
Maintenance Attendant;
Laundry Attendant;
Public Space Cleaner;
Food and Beverage Division;
Restaurant Server;
Banquet Setup Employee;
Banquet Server;
Bus Person.

*GJX Home Improvement & Services, LLC
Gerardo Hidalgo
Harvey, La. 70003
(504) 570-3009

*Howard Pile Driving
2417 Sharon Street
Kenner, La. 70003
(504) 464-1126

*Job One
3400 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
(504) 658-4500
Job One has the goal to provide employers with a skilled workforce and link job seekers to employment opportunities. Job One partner programs includes: Veteran Services, Older Worker Program, Rehabilitation Services, Wagner Peyser Employment Services, Community Block Grant programs, and Job Corps.
Job One meets with every job seeker where they are and offers them a plan that leads to gainful employment and a chance at a real career.
Job One services includes Job Search and Placement Assistance, Resume Development, Job Readiness Seminars, Occupational Skills Training, Access to
Computers, Fax Machines, and Copy Machines, and Supportive Services such as Transportation Assistance, Child Care/Dependent Care, Tools, Uniforms, Drug Tests, and other items needed to secure and maintain employment.

*Louisiana Small Business Development
Metairie location and Hammond location (Southeastern University campus)
Call toll free: 1-866-782-4159
Consulting at no cost. Confidential consulting assistance is customized to individual
needs. LSBDC business consultants will help you evaluate your business idea,
prepare marketing strategies, determine financing needs, develop a loan proposal,
conduct industry and market research, and create an actionable business plan.
It can also help you gather industry or market statistics for your business or
marketing plan, research specific market or industry trends, and identify competitors,
suppliers, or potential customers for your proposed business.

*One New Creation Construction & Renovation
Mario Saavedra
(504) 427-9929

*Quality Labor Management
3226 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, La. 70119
(504) 302-2640

Orleans Tower
1340 Poydras Street
Suite 100
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
(504) 658-4201
focuses on infrastructure projects
hosts a 4 week foundational skills readiness training program

*Talon Contracting Group
3105 David Drive
Metairie, Louisiana 70003
(504) 340-2792

*TLC Linen Service
1226 Montegut Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
(504) 945-1148

*Xelusive Staffing
424 Gravier Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 826-8400

If your company is in need of formerly-incarcerated, hard-working men and women, call the VOA Residential Re-entry Center of New Orleans and forward your information to to be added to our current listing of interested employers.

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