Work and Gainful Employment Services (WAGE$)
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553
Number: (516) 227-8533
Number: (516) 227-8534
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday:
8:00 am – 4:45 pm
and Thursday, 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm
What is WAGE$?
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
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.