HWRCs provide programs that help enhance the workforce development skills needed to increase the employability of Hispanic women. The target population of the Hispanic Women's Centers are persons identifying as women who are of Spanish or Latin American culture, with origins in Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean Islands. Programs are designed to enhance the employability and earnings of women and impact on the quality of their lives and those of their families.The Centers focus on helping customers gain workforce development skills including, but not limited to, English language classes, job readiness preparation and training which includes resume preparation, interviewing skills, and computer training. The Centers and programs emphasize activities which provide training and other employment related services which are designed to enhance the employability and earnings of Hispanic women and impact on the quality of their lives and those of their families. The centers help to identify existing job opportunities for women and assist those women who utilize the centers in obtaining employment.
HWRC provided educational evaluations, assertiveness training, job counseling, and career information services to over 950 women living in Essex, Monmouth, and Camden counties.
In 2018-2019, each subcontracted agency has surpassed its level of service with 440 women provided the following career services:
51 women with English language skills
49 women with training in assertiveness, survival and coping skills
64 educational evaluation services, including screening, assessment, referral to basic education and vocational programs
65 women to job counseling services including computer workshops
23 women for self-help programs and mentoring projects including specialized bilingual/bicultural professional development coaching for Latina women
134 women for career information services and job training
16 women have secured employment from Hispanic Family Center in the first half of this contract year
47 women with information and referral services for legal, domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, family support, nutrition, mental health, childcare services.