Serve Here CT Employer Application
Thank you for your interest in Serve Here CT. Feel free to e-mail us if you have remaining questions after reading the following information.
Why become a Serve Here CT employer?
If selected to be a Serve Here CT employer, you will have access to a group of young people anxious to begin their employment careers. If you hire one of those young people, you will receive up to $10,000 towards the cost of their employment. Cost of employment is defined as the employee’s salary and fringe benefits. Payments are made semi-annually in January and again in June. Should an employee not complete the 12 month Serve Here CT program (July 1 to June 30th), the payment is prorated after 3 months.
Is there any cost to my organization for becoming a Serve Here CT participating employer?
No, there is no cost with becoming a participating employer.
How many Serve Here CT applicants can my organization hire?
A Serve Here CT participating employer can hire one person from this program per year.
Can I use other job resources to hire employees for my organization?
What if the employee does not work out?
A Serve Here CT fellow should be treated no differently than any other employee in your organization. Understand though that should a Serve Here CT fellow not remain employed for 12 months, (July 1 to June 30th), the payment of $10,000 will be prorated ($192.30 / week) after the first 3 months.
How does the system work?
After completing and submitting the web based application, it will be reviewed. If you meet the criteria and agree to possibly participating as a “case study” site, you will be notified by e-mail that you are a SERVE HERE CT participating employer and provided with a password to search the pool of young people looking for career opportunities.
If you find some promising applicants, then interview them as you would any other applicants. If you decide to hire one, and the applicant accepts the position, then you will both notify us and the program begins.
A full time employee in our organization has resigned. Can I use the Serve Here CT program to fill that vacancy?
We are adding a new position to our organization. Can I use the Serve Here CT program to fill that vacancy?
We are moving a part time position in our organization to full time. Can I use the Serve Here CT program to fill that vacancy?
What do you mean by “case study?”
The young adults in this program are required to participate in a two semester learning community that explores how they – working with others – can improve their community. Community includes their work site. Working with you, your new employee will develop a brief paper that describes the challenges and opportunities you as an employer face and will present that “case study” to his / her fellow students. Possible solutions to addressing those challenges and seizing new opportunities will be discussed in this learning community and shared with you. Further, it is conceivable that the learning community may want to work with you to implement one or more of those suggestions. To be a Serve Here CT participating employer, you agree that you will support the development of the “case study” and that you will consider allowing the learning community to implement a plan with your oversight.
To be considered a Serve Here CT participating employer you must:
1. Be a non-profit agency with an IRS 501 C3 status, an incorporated Connecticut municipality, or a non-profit elementary / middle, junior or high school operating in the State of Connecticut and legally sanctioned by the State of Connecticut Department of Education.
2. Agree that if you employ a Serve Here CT applicant that you do so with every intention of placing that individual into a job that will continue beyond the one year Serve Here CT program. In other words, Serve Here CT is not a one year internship program but the first step towards possibly beginning a career in your organization.
3. Be willing to allow your Serve Here CT fellow to develop a “case study” that describes the challenges and opportunities that you as an employer face. Further, it is conceivable that the learning community may want to work with you to implement one or more of those suggestions. To be a Serve Here CT participating employer, you agree that you will support the development of the “case study” and that you will consider allowing the learning community to implement a plan with your oversight.
Serve Here CT does not run background checks or interview the individuals listed in its applicant pool. This is the responsibility of the hiring organization.