Thursday, February 01, 2007

WIETS benefits employers and employees

By FRANK PHILLIPS

frankphi@hotmail.com

WIETS has a variety of programs benefitting adults, youth and employers.

Services are provided free of charge to clients and employers. WIETS is funded through state and federal programs.

Clients are eligible if they are out of work or underemployed, over age 18, and have an income within stated guidelines.
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Employers benefit when WIETS refers qualified applicants to them according to standards the employer sets. WIETS can also train current employees and prepare incoming staff for the tasks they will be required to perform.

WIETS was established in 1983 and serves Vigo, Clay, Parke, Putnam and Vermillion counties.

WIETS is not welfare. It does not give a handout, but offers a hand up.

It seems only fitting that St. Vincent Clay Hospital and WIETS should work together.