Hiring slowdown pressures training programs for the homeless

Hiring slowdown pressures training programs for the homeless

Bill Taylor is a San Francisco chef who is facing a dramatically increased demand for his services as a result of the recession.

But that’s not necessarily good news.

Taylor is program manager for a vocational cooking program that helps homeless people find jobs in foodservice kitchens. The program is known as CHEFS, or Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Service, and it began about 10 years ago as a service of Episcopal Community Services, which runs shelters and

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