Phoenix Hometown Hires

is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people to reach their potential and lead stable lives through satisfying work.

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Phoenix Hometown Hires

Through job readiness (employability) and life skills training and support, we’re creating hope, one job at a time.

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IN 2015

IN 2015

IN 2015

Phoenix Hometown Hires is a non-profit organization, based in Wilmington, North Carolina. In calendar year 2015, Phoenix Hometown Hires successfully placed 104 of our graduates into new or better jobs. Many people in our community have job skills and the desire to work but still struggle to find a job. Phoenix Hometown Hires addresses this need through our training and job search resources. Since our inception, over 800 dedicated and hard-working men and women have found employment though Phoenix Hometown Hires.

Phoenix Hometown Hires partnered with 81 employers in the Cape Fear area last year to connect people with jobs. This partnership benefits companies, as well as people in the community, by providing hiring managers access to a pool of motivated, skilled talent. If you are a hiring manager, human resources representative, or business leader, we’d love to talk to you about our Phoenix Hometown Hires graduates who are available and eager to work.

Volunteers unselfishly gave 3,639 hours of their time in 2015 by leading or assisting in training programs, serving as mentors and coaches, writing resumes, conducting mock interviews, serving meals, assisting in our Youth Program, and providing administrative assistance in the office. The Phoenix Hometown Hires volunteer corps continues to grow and play an integral role in training and supporting our participants.

I was struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, had no job, no money, no place to live, no self-esteem and no hope. There were many days when I no longer wanted to be a part of this world.

One Monday I showed up to Phoenix Hometown Hires to begin the job program. I was reminded that I do have value, I am important, and I could be a productive member of society and the person my parents raised me to be. With some hard work, guidance and support from staff and volunteers, I was able to begin my journey to a new life. Today I’m a self- employed graphic designer, doing what I love!


Through your donation to Phoenix Hometown Hires, you can provide hope to people like Amber who need help finding work, purpose and stability in their lives.

Your gift will be tax deductible, in accordance with IRS regulations.

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Job Program

Our Job Program is designed to teach job seekers the skills needed to find and keep work.  In a one week class, they learn job readiness (employability) skills such as interview preparation, resume writing, networking, time management, and strategic thinking. An Employment Counselor partners with each participant one-on-one throughout their job search. Learn more about the Job Program

Life Skills Program

Once employed, working adults can begin the second step in our process, a nine month Life Skills program. This step focuses on essential skills such as budgeting, goal-setting, credit restoration, conflict resolution and career development. Children of the adult participants are also included in this program, which prepares them to make better life decisions as they grow up. Learn more about the Life Skills program…

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