Female Food Service EmployeeThe WorkFirst program is a service provided to individuals who receive WorkFirst assistance through a contractual agreement with Johnston County DSS.

Situational assessments are provided for WorkFirst participants in an integrated work setting to assess their work skills and potential to become employed. Assessments help identify employment barriers for those who want to become employed or improve their quality of life.  Participants are referred through the Department of Social Services WorkFirst program. Upon completion of evaluation, participants may be referred to the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation or other adult service providers for additional services. Community-based explorations or job try-outs are also available to assist with determining realistic job goals and aid in the development of work experiences.