Rural Employment Opportunities REO
Street Address: 2121 Rosebud Drive, Stop B Billings, MT 59102
Phone Number: 1-800-546-1140
Fax Number: (406)256-8411
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM
Office Hours in Red Lodge: Office of Public Assistance (206 Broadway) third Wednesday of every month from 10-12.
Eligibility: Individuals with incomes at or below 200% of the poverty level. Agricultural worker program requires applicant to have done a substantial amount of seasonal farm, ranch or other agricultural work within the past two years. REO eligibility specialist will determine which program applicant qualifies for.
Agricultural Worker Program: Program offers opportunities for workers or qualifying family members to improve earning ability in agriculture or to find work outside of agriculture. Participants may choose to attend a vocational, technical or trade school for short-term job training or to enter a work-related college program. Program also helps with items like work boots, eyeglasses or clothing for an interview. Some aspects of the program include on-the-job-training, placement services, financial aid for school and supportive services. Assists migrant workers with emergency food and transportation. Application online at http://reomontana.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Pre-Application.pdf.
Access Opportunities: A new program designed to help families achieve financial stability. Individuals who qualify must have minor child in the home. One track is work experience with wage subsidies: REO places the participant into on the job training and pays 100% of training wages. The other track is a short term training program: REO helps pay for short-term training that will lead to employment upon completion. Applicant will be connected with an Employment and Training Specialist who will enroll them into the program and refer them to soft skills and financial literacy classes . The Employment and Training Specialist will provide case management throughout enrollment. They will also provide follow up services with a career advancement focus after participant has been placed in a job.
Costs of Service: No charge