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Work and Gainful Employment Services (WAGE$)

Location:

60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Suite 240
Uniondale, NY 11553
Phone Number:  (516) 227-8533
Fax Number:  (516) 227-8534

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm

What is WAGE$? 
The WAGE$ program assists people in recovery to find and maintain employment.  At WAGE$, an applicant’s job aptitudes and abilities are assessed to match the applicant with appropriate employment opportunities.  WAGE$ provides job readiness groups that cover job-related topics such as work attitudes, obstacles to employment, application completion, resume and interview preparation, and job placement.  Once an applicant obtains employment, WAGE$ continues to provide vocational counseling and support services.        

How do I apply to WAGE$? 
If you are in treatment in a substance abuse agency or are being treated by a private therapist, a referral form must be completed by the treatment agency or therapist and submitted to WAGE$.  WAGE$ will work with your counselor to get you ready and accepted to WAGE$.

What kind of job will WAGE$ find for me? 
As a client at WAGE$ you get to actively participate in your vocational plans.  Your individual skills are assessed, and you work closely with the job developer to select a job in your field of interest.  WAGE$ has established connections with over 200 employers on Long Island, and the job developer is always seeking new employers through the internet, job-related agencies and contacts in the communities.

 Is there a charge for this service?  
WAGE$ is a free service for people in treatment and recovery.