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Career Systems Development Corporation (CSD)

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From the earliest days of America's "War On Poverty," when Job Corps began under the inspired leadership of Sargent Shriver, Career Systems Development Corporation (CSD) has sought to impact youth for growth. Operating centers nationwide and never giving up in our quest to find the best ways to serve our disenfranchised youth, the CSD family is deeply involved in the future and growth of our trainees.

In operation since 1964, Career Systems Development Corporation (CSD) focuses on training at-risk youth. At the CSD Job Corps Centers, eligible young people ages 16 through 24 receive education to earn a GED or high school diploma and career technical training at no cost to them!

All of CSD's centers offer career counseling, vocational and on-the-job training, educational programs, and support for students transitioning to the working world. Courses in independent living, financial literacy, employability skills, and social skills provide the tools that help students transform their lives and build brighter futures.

Eligible applicants include disadvantaged youth who need additional education, training, and counseling to obtain and hold meaningful jobs. Only U.S. citizens or lawfully-admitted residents may participate. Students may live on or off campus, and receive a basic living allowance. CSD Job Corps centers adhere to a policy of "Zero Tolerance" for violence and drug use.

Last program year, 73 percent of Job Corps participants nationwide started new careers, enrolled in higher education programs, or enlisted in the military.


CSD offers a comprehensive benefits program to its employees which reflects our commitment to you. Our plans are designed to allow individual choice and accountability which is one of our core values. Our dedicated team of Human Resource professionals are committed to finding competitive benefit choices that respond to your changing needs.

Insurance for your Health
  • Medical Insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) allowance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Care Savings Account
  • Dependent Care Savings Account
  • Vision Care
  • Critical Illness
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Insurance for your Paycheck
  • Short term Disability (available to those employees working in non-mandated states)
  • Long-term Disability
  • Insurance for your Future
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life and AD&D
  • Supplemental Life
  • Group Legal
  • Education Assistance
  • Time to Enjoy Life
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Personal Time
  • Paid Holidays

  • Job Corps

    Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 to prepare for careers and independent living, obtain employment at livable wages and maintain long-term attachment to the workforce.

    At Job Corps, students enroll to learn a trade, earn a high school diploma or GED and get help finding a good job. When you join the program, you will be paid a biweekly allowance, which increases the longer you stay in the program. Job Corps provides career counseling, placement and transition support to its students for up to 18 months after they graduate from the program.

    Funded by the United States Congress under the Workforce Investment Act, Job Corps has been training young adults for meaningful careers since 1964. Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe, drug-free environment where they can take advantage of the resources provided.

    Students attend Job Corps for up to two years, focusing on academic and vocational training as well as personal and professional skills. Job Corps places a high percentage of students in jobs, the military, or higher education. Job Corps enhances students' wages, overall earnings, fringe benefits and length of employment.

    Building and maintaining solid community support has long been a CSD strength. Linkages with the community increase placement opportunities for students upon graduation. Through a wide variety of service projects, students learn valuable skills while enhancing their communities.


    CSD is committed to helping young men and women develop the skills and knowledge to pursue many opportunities in a variety of fields.

    Located in Rochester, New York, and Irvine, California, CSD is also concerned with the growth and development of its staff. An Equal Opportunity Employer CSD employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, veteran status, color or any other legally protected status.

    CSD is committed to offering our employees a benefits package that will allow them to find a balance between their professional and personal life as well as the opportunity for career development.