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This morning we received updated outcomes for Gibson’s IPS Employment Services program, depicting results from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. We are proud to report a 55% success rate- meaning that 55% of consumers that received employment services were closed successfully, with a minimum of 90 days on a job, during that time period.
It is important to Gibson’s leadership that we are able to measure not only the job outcomes being achieved, but also the quality of the services being provided. A way to accomplish this is to identify and follow a set of quality indicators that reflect a variety of best practices in employment services. Wages and number of hours worked weekly are two critical quality indicators that Gibson Center evaluates. Our recent outcomes report indicates that the average hourly wage of consumers during this period was $10.05/hour and they were working an average of 36.3 hours per week. We are extremely proud of these numbers which are among the highest for IPS programs throughout the State.
The indicators strongly demonstrate our commitment to providing quality employment services. We believe that employment is an important part of the recovery process. It helps people move forward from wherever they are and gives them hope for the future. We are thankful to be part of that.