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Job Squad is a medium-sized CRP that provides services to individuals in 13 counties within West Virginia. In 2005, responding to customer demands, executive director Brenda Hellwig and her staff received training from Griffin Hammis Associates to offer community employment services. Once trained, the career counselors at Job Squad found that their most successful jobs were matches between job seekers and small businesses that needed their skills and could provide natural supports. The team then started the Community Economic Development blog at http:// jobsquadinc.blogspot.com/. This is a platform to communicate with employers,
ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "Service Provider Promising Practice: Job Squad, Inc. (West Virginia) - A Blog that Conveys the Importance of Community Employment" (2014). ThinkWork! Publications. 37.