The Maui American Job Center provides individualized career pathways, education and training opportunities, employment support and services, and HireNet Hawai‘i support. The American Job Center is located within the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui County Service Center.
For more information or to schedule an appointment please visit us in person or give us a call.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
*Closed for Holidays
HireMaui is a free community initiative to support thousands of residents suddenly left unemployed after the tragic wildfires on Maui. HireMaui provides a chance for displaced workers to get back on their feet and local companies to fill much needed positions.
The personal and economic consequences of sudden unemployment under tragic circumstances are profound. HireMaui is here to connect people with organizations who are ready to welcome them as employees.
• Click here to find jobs and apply for temporary or long-term positions across the state
• Have a job opening you'd like to post? Register to start listing jobs today to find capable workers for positions you need to fill now.
For additional information and resources on Maui disaster relief, including financial, mental health, housing, and more, visit our Maui Resouces page.
HireMaui is a community initiative powered by the ALTRES Foundation in partnership with State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and other community partners.
The Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations announced August 25, 2023 the availability of a disaster recovery jobs portal for Maui to help workers and businesses impacted by the wildfires. The portal provides access to all currently available jobs on Maui as maintained by the DLIR.
Individuals may view the job board for available jobs, but employers will need to be registered in HireNet Hawaiʻi to perform candidate searches while job seekers will need to be registered with HireNet Hawaiʻi to post resumes.
For more information on job fairs and training opportunities visit: https://labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/job-fairs-and-training-opportunities/.
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is launching a comprehensive workforce development program to provide Maui residents with OSHA construction, HAZMAT, and HAZWOPER certifications.
This program seeks to equip local Maui residents with the necessary skills, training, and certifications that are necessary to actively participate in recovery efforts and good paying jobs, ensuring safety, efficiency, and long-term community resilience. Future additional training in the construction and transportation fields will also be made available. Additional classes, including Commercial Drivers Licensing (CDL), will soon be announced.
Classes will begin September 15, 2023 and are free for all Maui residents. Class schedules and times TBA.
If you are interested in these classes, please sign up using the Work Training Form here to help us identify the community's immediate workforce needs and interest.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a Work Training Sign-Up Form to sign up for upcoming classes and to receive announcements about future programs. A formal application will be opened for enrollment at a later time. Mahalo.
In response to community concerns about keeping jobs in Hawai‘i for local businesses and workers, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement has pivoted its Hawaiian Trades Academy to focus on workforce development with the launch of its Maui Workforce Development Program.
For more information, email email@example.com or call (808) 204-2722.
Financial Assistance Benefits for Families with Children
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federal and state funded grant program run by the Department of Human Services (DHS), Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division (BESSD). The program was first implemented in 1997 as the result of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF Program is a federal funded block grant program. A primary eligibility requirement to receive TANF funds is U.S. citizenship. TANF funding is limited to U.S. citizens, single or two-parent households with minor dependent children. These program requirements are in accordance with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) (Welfare Reform). Prior to Welfare Reform, the Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) did not distinguish between citizen or non-citizen or single or two-parent households.
There are four (4) TANF purposes:
TANF Purpose 1: “To provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives.”
• Direct cash assistance payments to families • Self-sufficiency program • Income disregard • Financial counseling
All programs are subject to established eligibility criteria that will be explained to you by a DHS worker.
TANF Purpose 2: “To end the dependence of parents on government assistance benefits by promoting job preparation, work and marriage.”
TANF applicants and recipients are referred to the Department’s First-To-Work (FTW) program to prepare for financial independence. An assigned FTW case manager will help you reach your employment goal with any of the following activities and supportive services:
• Job search and job preparedness • Subsidized / Unsubsidized employment • Preparation for GED or high school equivalency • Job skills training • On-the-job training
• Domestic violence advocacy services • Ongoing counseling and supportt • Supportive services: • Child care subsidies • Transportation assistancet • Work- and education-related expenses
TANF Purpose 3: “To prevent and reduce out-of-wedlock pregnancies.”
DHS has partnered with a variety of community-based agencies to provide Hawaii families with programs designed to help prevent teen and out-of-wedlock pregnancies. These programs include:
• After-school programs • Youth abstinence and pregnancy prevention programs • Positive youth development programs • Youth mentoring services
TANF Purpose 4: “To encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.”
Programs provided by DHS and community-based agencies that teach the skills necessary to build strong families. Services include:
• Fatherhood services • Family strengthening programs • Marriage / Couples counseling • Parenting skills • Home-based parenting and family counseling
WHERE TO APPLY?
You may apply for TANF financial assistance benefits at a DHS Processing Center. For a list of centers, please visit the DHS website here. Maui County processing Centers are:
Maui Processing Center
54 High St. #125
Wailuku, HI 96793
Lunalilo Building – Lobby remains closed until further notice
35 Lunalilo St., Suite 300
Wailuku, HI 96793
To reach our Statewide Branch Support Desk, please dial toll free: 1-855-643-1643. You may also call the Public Assistance Information Line at 1-855-643-1643.
You may apply for assistance online through the Public Assistance Information System (PAIS) here.
It can be difficult to support yourself and your family if you do not have the right education, training and resources. Our employment counselors will work with you for FREE to identify, prepare for and land the job or career that you’ve always dreamed of. Some services are based on eligibility and location.
The Adult & Dislocated Worker program is designed to help workers get back to work as quickly as possible and overcome barriers to employment. When individuals become dislocated workers as a result of job loss, mass layoffs, global trade dynamics, or transitions in economic sectors, the Dislocated Worker program provides services to assist them in re-entering the workforce:
WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Program equips adults and others displaced from their job with the tools they need to secure and maintain competitive employment. Our dedicated and trained employment counselors provide each participant with one-on-one guidance and job-coaching to assist in achieving their employment and career goals. Services are individualized based on your input and frequency of services is determined by your needs. Call your Local American Job Center for upcoming training schedule and the next available start date.
SERVICES ARE FREE. WALK-INS WELCOME! Services are at no charge to anyone 18 years or older who meet current eligibility criteria. Call your local American Job Center for details.
WE ARE OPEN! Monday - Friday 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Learn more at Goodwill Hawaii's Career Services webpage.
State VR programs provide VR services for individuals with disabilities, consistent with their strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that they may prepare for and engage in competitive integrated employment or supported employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Under the WIOA, DVR has embraced initiatives to invest in the skills of students with disabilities along with their families, as well as disenfranchised youth, as they access opportunities to become self-sufficient adults in tomorrow’s workforce. DVR remains committed to partnering with Hawai‘i’s employers to reinforce networks of support so participants can achieve their hopes and aspirations for meaningful employment and thrive as active citizens in our community.
DVR’s offices on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i, are accessible statewide within our communities in order to meet the needs of those individuals seeking our services.
The Wagner-Peyser Employment Service focuses on providing a variety of services including job search assistance, help getting a job referral, and placement assistance for job seekers. Additionally, re-employment services are available for unemployment insurance claimants, as well as recruitment services to employers with job openings.The “Welcome Team” offers programs such as:
Unemployment Insurance Call Center (for all UI claims):
American Job Center Hawaii – Kauai
4444 Rice St. #302, Lihue, HI 96766
Map Directions | Ph: (808) 274-3056 | Fax: (808) 274-3059
MEO provides a comprehensive range of services and training to assist low income and legal permanent residents prepare for employment and to help them maintain employment once they are hired.
Once eligibility, which includes low income and/or legal permanent residency are determined, intake and assessment proceeds. MEO staff will formally assess each client’s aptitudes, skills, interests, English proficiency, family stability and determine barriers to employment and job security.
So if you:
If you have employment barriers such as being unemployed or underemployed, child care, health care, limited work history, or a criminal record.
Contact MEO’s Employment Services Specialist: Jan Cerizo at 808-243-4371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vocational Training is also provided through MEO’s Employment Services program. Clients learn a new skill and become more employable. The following are photos showing clients who participated in the phlebotomy and nurse aide training. Upon graduation, they immediately secured employment in the health care field.
Click here for an MEO Employment Services Application
Registered Apprenticeships are unique long-term training programs that combines On-the-Job Learning with Related Training Instruction, which allow job seekers to learn specialized skills for various trades and occupations. In Hawai‘i, there are over 100 registered apprenticeship programs available that represent a wide variety of occupations. After completing training, an apprentice becomes a journeyworker and can earn a higher salary as well as pursue career goals as a foreman, supervisor, contractor, or even set up their own business.
Benefits of Apprenticeships
How do I join an Apprenticeship?
With the sheer number of apprenticeship programs available in Hawai‘i, there are no set standards for all apprenticeships. However, most programs have the following minimum requirements:
*For questions and more information about Registered Apprenticeship contact the Workforce Development Division at email@example.com or call (808) 586-8877
The American Red Cross has an urgent need to support those impacted by the wildfires in Maui. They are looking to temporarily hire individuals to support the disaster response for the next three to twelve months. This is a critical project to help those most impacted.
Available positions currently include (updated as of Sept 12):
- Deputy Director, Hawaii Wildfires Long-Term Recovery Programs
- Community Recovery Manager, Hawaii Wildfire Long-Term Recovery Programs
- Senior Grants Manager, Hawaii Wildfires Long-Term Recovery Programs
- Non-Congregate Shelter/Shelter Resident Transition Team Member
- Non-Congregate Shelter Supervisor
- Shelter Resident Transition Manager
- Non-Congregate Shelter Administration Manager
- Maui Wildfires, Finance Manager Position
- Non-Congregate Shelter/Shelter Resident Transition Site Manager
- Non-Congregate Shelter Client Lodging Coordinator
The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, if you share our passion for helping people, we invite you to join us - where your career is a force for good.
OFFER support or post a NEED for support or services in this local community disaster relief Facebook page. The purpose of this group is where we can have a "go to" hub to locally exchange information of supplies/help *needed* and services and help we can *offer* due to disasters on Maui.
This group will only help with YOUR help. Please SHARE this group. Invite people. Etc. Let's help our friends and families get their lives back!
✔️1. If you have something to *OFFER* (manpower, supplies, services, clean up, food, transportation, housing, etc) please start your post in ALL CAPS saying *OFFER*
✔️2. If you are in *NEED* of something (specific supplies, manpower, services, food, transportation, housing, etc) please start your post in ALL CAPS saying *NEED*.
✔️3. If you have an announcement of volunteer opportunities, meetings, new developments on Maui regarding the fire, legit donation websites, etc. Please start your post in ALL CAPS saying *ANNOUNCEMENT*
PLEASE try to keep to these categories so we can use this group to be as effective and helpful as possible
Please keep in mind whenever DONATING to ANY cause, please only donate items in clean, unstained, smell free and working conditions. It is disrespectful to think that anyone would want stained, smelly or broken items.
Our Arc of Maui County group home in Kihei evacuated two nights in a row while our group home in Lahaina was completely relocated to Wailuku. All of this plus the upcoming months till our participants can return safely home to Lahaina will greatly impact our agency financially. We have collaborated with multiple agencies for donations of supplies but what we need now is the financial help.
Please consider making a donation to ensure all participants within our care have a safe environment to live and receive essential services through our programs.
Donate Arc of Maui County today.
Providing services to families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1954. Arc of Maui County was established in 1954 by a group of parents and concerned citizens who sought services for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities when none were available. This agency is the shared vision of many dedicated parents, family members, people with disabilities, staff and advocates from the community and across the nation.
Arc of Maui County's mission is to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by actively supporting programs and services that assure full inclusion and participation in the community throughout life with focus on the individuals’ strengths, abilities and inherent value. They are entitled to the respect, dignity, safety and security enjoyed by other members of society; and are equal before the law. A developmental disability can be cognitive, physical or both and begins before adulthood. Its essential life functioning activities.
1) Residential services with five (5) state licensed group homes on Maui and Molokai;
2) Adult Day Health group settings at two (2) locations on Maui;
3) One-on-One community services providing personal assistance with daily activities on Maui, Molokai and rural Hana; and
4) Vocational/employment services to build job skills and exploring community employment and support on Maui and Molokai.
Adult Education emphasizes life-long learning and programs that are designed to accommodate the interests and changing needs of individuals. We strive to build the skills for adults to make themselves, their families, and communities better.
Due to the recent fire on the Maui property, there are no in-person programs on site until further notice. We hope to have a resolution shortly.
Please reach us at 808-830-0414 or 808-830-0415 for service. you may also text an inquiry to those numbers. We can be contacted via phone from 7:30am-4:00pm.
The Maui Campus offers the following programs that are designed to accommodate the interests and changing needs of the adult learner.
You can also email staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you worked on a farm or ranch for 30 days and/or earned at least $800 within the last two years?
If so, you might be eligible for the National Farmworker Jobs Program. NFJP is a job training and employment assistance program for farmworkers and their families. Our Case Managers provide assistance in finding employment, job training, educational opportunities and support services.
This assistance is offered at no cost to the participants.
How does the National Farmworker Job Training Program work?
Program participants have confidential, direct relationships with staff. We are ready to help you grow and thrive! Call or email us today!
Dee Kahuhu - Program Manager p) 808-243-4368 e) email@example.com
Suzette Bacarro - Case Manager p) 808-243-4369 e) firstname.lastname@example.org
Uilani Ah Chan - Case Manager p) 808-243-4370 e) email@example.com
To learn more, see the Farmworker Benefits and Farm Benefits flyer.
To apply to the NFJP, fill out this MEO application.
SCSEP fosters and promotes part-time employment opportunities in community service activities for low income senior citizens who are fifty-five (55) years of age or older. We also assist older workers in transitioning to unsubsidized employment.
Basic SCSEP Eligibility Requirements:
Please call or visit our offices for more information. You may ask for Carmelei Leano, programs specialist, or any case manager for additional information.
To apply, please bring the following documents: Social Security card and photo ID, Residence verification, Citizenship/alien status (U.S. passport, resident card), Family income verification (pay stubs, Social Security statement of benefits)
To apply, fill out the MEO's Senior Community Service Employment Program Application