The Food Stamp Employment &Training (FSE&T) Job Placement Program is responsible for providing employment and services that lead to unsubsidized employment and self-sufficiency of individuals receiving food stamps. Some participants are hard to serve individuals with limited work histories and experience. Some may need additional education and training to find and keep a job or have other barriers to employment. Individuals are assisted activities based upon their individual assessments, identifying strengths and areas for development. All individuals who participate in the FSE&T program must be assigned to the required number of participation hours, based upon the food stamp allotment and/or the component activity into which they are placed. Participants receive intensive case management and follow-up, education, job skills training, pre-employment services, and unsubsidized job placement with retention services. Services may include basic skills enhancement (reading, writing, and math instruction); access and enrollment in GED (high school equivalency diploma) classes and/or computer literacy training; short-term technical training various job training and job readiness assessments (interviewing skills, conflict-resolution, financial budgeting); mentoring (career pathway development); and referrals to other community organizations (homeless shelters, drug counseling, etc.). Workforce Development Initiative (WDI) is contracted with the Illinois Department of Human Service (DHS) to provide these services to program participants.