The JOBS Program assists individuals achieve self-sufficiency by providing career training and education, financial literacy training, outreach, and case management services. By providing participants with cash assistance along with work readiness, training, and job placement services, the goal is to move families from public assistance to self-sufficiency. While participating in the program, individuals work closely with a Care Coordinator to develop a personalized plan based on their interests, skills, values, and personality to ensure their occupational success.

The North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services has contracted with Community Options to provide these services to JOBS participants.

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  • If you are a parent or relative taking care of a child, you and the child may be eligible if the child is:
  • Under age 18 or will graduate from high school by age 19 and,
  • Without parental support because of a parent’s death, physical or mental disability, age, or continued absence from home.
  • Low Income
  • You may also be eligible if you are in your third trimester of pregnancy.
  • You may receive TANF benefits for up to 60 months (there are some exceptions to this).
  • Adults who receive TANF may be required to participate in the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program.

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Contact your local County Human Service Zone Office or apply online at the link below



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