Pay and Allowances

Job Corps pays each student a small living allowance every other week while in the program. But just like a real job, taxes are deducted from this allowance.


Our residential facilities has room for 177 male students and 77 female students. Each dormitory has bathroom and shower facilities, laundry facilities, TV rooms, lounges, and vending machines.


Nutritious and well-balanced meals are prepared for all students in the center's cafeteria. Due to our center's multi-cultural student body, careful attention is given to providing a wide variety of foods. Special meals are frequently planned and presented in conjunction with center-wide celebrations of cultural holidays and events. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served Monday through Friday. Brunch and dinner are served on weekends and holidays.

Basic Health Care

Our Wellness Clinic is staffed by professionals specializing in general medical, dental, and mental health. Basic health care services are provided for students on a walk-in basis before class and during lunch hours. Appointments with the physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, or mental health consultant are scheduled by the nurse.

Upon arrival to our center, each new student receives a physical examination which includes HIV and drug testing, immunization updates, and a dental examination.

Information and support groups are provided to students with a history of drug and/or alcohol issues. Outside resources are also available to help students maintain a clean and sober lifestyle while at Job Corps, as well as to assist them in making good lifestyle choices in the home and workplace.

Graduate Benefits

Smiling Job Corps graduate and parent

As a Job Corps graduate, you will have a positive outlook and be qualified and prepared for today’s professional workplace. Additional graduate benefits include:

  • A transition allowance of up to $1000 to assist you with transportation and housing
  • Job placement assistance for up to nine months
  • Career counseling
  • Relocation counseling services

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Page last updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014