Department of Community Services

WorkHawaiʻi Division

WorkHawaiʻi’s (WH) mission is to develop a quality workforce for Honolulu’s businesses and to empower individuals to meet the current and future needs of employers so that our economy continues to grow through the following programs:

Teaches life skills and job readiness skills to participants in the State Department of Human Services First To Work and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. Job club activities reinforce the learning of job search skills.
Phone: (808) 768-5734
Provides short-term rental subsidy assistance for up to 24 months to people experiencing homelessness who are willing to increase income primarily through employment.  Participants follow an individualized employment and training plan toward maintaining employment; increasing savings; sustaining a fair market rental unit; and transitioning to affordable housing. The program is funded under the HOME Investments Partnerships Program.
Phone: (808)768-5727

Under the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Oahu Workforce Development Board designated WorkHawaii as the lead for the consortium that operates the American Job Center Hawaii. Other consortium members include the State of Hawaii and ALU LIKE.  They provide direct services to BusinessesJob Seekers, and Youth. The Oahu Workforce Development Board oversees the American Job Center Hawaii through a partnership with the Mayor.

Phone: (808)768-5701
We help Oahu’s young people access programs and services that put them on the path to economic, educational, and social well-being.  We provide a Hawaii Adult Community School Diploma and vocational training; job readiness training and placement services; and supportive services, including intensive case management, anger management, substance abuse counseling, leadership development and other needed services.  
Phone:  (808) 768-5888

WorkHawaiʻi Success Stories

WorkHawaiʻi helps hundreds of people every year to attain their GED, receive occupational training, or embark on a new career. This video highlights some of their stories.

Learn how WorkHawaiʻi can help you achieve more in your professional life. Call (808) 768-5705 today!

WorkHawaii is an equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available on request to individuals with disabilities.

Leina’ala Nakamura, Administrator
680 Iwilei Road, Suite 700
Honolulu HI 96817
Phone: (808) 768-5705 | Fax: (808) 768-5882

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