by Kate Knable
Posted 12/3/2012 12:00 am
A new construction job training program scheduled to launch in January joins homeless shelter Our House of Little Rock and contractor Snyder Environmental to meet complementary needs.
Our House is offering pre-screened and drug-free prospective employees, who are particularly motivated to work because their housing depends on their finding jobs, according to Georgia Mjartan, executive director of Our House.
Snyder, an environmental remediation contractor based in North Little Rock, is stepping forward with some program funding, in addition to offering entry-level construction jobs with above-average pay in the niche field of asbestos abatement.
Snyder CEO Joe Carter talks about the training program in the video above. And click here to read the complete story and view a photo slideshow about how Synder and Our House are working together.