Helping Those Who Struggle with Employment
As a Church leader, you may have those in your care who face employment challenges. We’re here to help. Deseret Industries is a great place for those who:
- Are returning to the workforce.
- Have struggled in previous jobs.
- Need additional work skills or education.
- Lack work experience.
- Struggle with poor work habits or lack of self-confidence.
- Are preparing to leave for or have recently returned from a mission.
- Struggle finding a career direction.
Deseret Industries can also help people get started in many different career fields. Visit Badge-to-Badge Videos: How Deseret Industries Helps to learn more about the type of help we offer.
In the following video, get an overview of 10 things Deseret Industries does to help those struggling with employment or those in need of physical resources.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who might be a good fit for training?
Deseret Industries is a great place for anyone struggling with employment.
What other Church programs might provide training?
Deseret Industries is one of many Church programs that provide support and training. To make the most of opportunities available, we might collaborate with other Church programs, such as Self-Reliance Services and PathwayConnect.
How do I refer someone for training?
One option is to fill out a referral form. (Forms can be ordered on store.lds.org. The form’s item number is 31480.) However, a signed referral form is not required. Simply talk with the development counselor over the phone or face to face to make a referral.
What is a business partnership?
During a business partnership, individuals who need training and experience have a short-term work opportunity with an outside company or organization. Deseret Industries pays their wages, and they are able to explore future career options and opportunities.
How can I provide commodities from Deseret Industries to a family or individual in need?
You can fill bishops’ orders with Deseret Industries to help individuals and families in need of clothing and household goods.
Agent Stake Operating Committee
Every Deseret Industries store is managed ecclesiastically by an agent stake president and his operating committee. This training can be used in the committee to help committee members understand their roles and how they can partner with Deseret Industries to support associates.