CareerWorks offers employment readiness, job placement, and job retention services to financially vulnerable individuals (homeless, imminently homeless, or low-income).

The 12-month person-centered program includes:

  • Three-week employment readiness training course

  • Life coach

  • Personalized development plan

  • Job search assistance

  • Professional clothing

  • Transportation assistance

  • Support services as needed

staffer offers employment readiness, job placement, and job retention services

Within CareerWorks, the Veterans Employment Assistance Program (VEAP) initiative provides extra support for U.S. military veterans, including medical care, housing assistance, and vocational training.

ACSS is one of the largest providers of workforce development services for Atlanta’s homeless and financially vulnerable. We are a partner of choice for the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Veterans’ Empowerment Organization. In 2014, the VA recognized ACSS for our work to end veteran homelessness and honored us with a special visit from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald.


68% of program participants

Obtain full-time employment after completing CareerWorks


89% of program graduates

Retain their jobs for at least six months

The average starting wage of CareerWorks participants in 2017 was $11.80 per hour.


More than the state minimum wage.


Over the federal minimum wage.