Posts Tagged: community employment

By Jan Aho for the Register Guard Executive Director of Pearl Buck Center March is National Disability Awareness Month. It is the perfect time to celebrate the progress that communities across the nation have made with regard to being aware of the gifts that people with various abilities bring to our communities. In the 1990s,…

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Job Seeker: Sarah Carter

  Meet Sarah, she’s interested in landing a job in the childcare arena. Presently, Sara enjoys assisting with the childcare every Wednesdays at her church. Sarah is working on completing her food handler’s card, infant first aid/CPR, abuse reporting and getting registered in the national criminal registry. She then plans on getting some training in how…

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PBCCE

In need of a new star employee? We represent some of the brightest stars around the Eugene/Springfield area. And it runs the gamut as to their abilities, interests and aptitudes. For instance; we have people who are seeking casual, part-time and full-time positions, entry level or more specialized positions, we even have people who are…

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Did you know that Pearl Buck Center has been finding and securing jobs for people with disabilities for over 27 years? Here are a couple of our past community employment public service announcements, perhaps you remember seeing them in the past or have spotted these smiling faces about town. Enjoy [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjlO_qgvHCg&w=420&h=315] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6cOs4U20hI&w=420&h=315]  

The job developers at Pearl Buck Center are out in the community approaching businesses to take a look at what they do and help them assess whether there is a place in their company for one or more of our job seekers. And we usually can find a good fit for everyone. The bigger question…

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Job seeker: Amanda Smith

Meet one of our newest job seekers; Amanda. She is interested in finding a job where she can learn new things and make a living for herself. Amanda would like to find work that entails working with animals, or stocking, cleaning, customer service,…actually she is interested in just about anything, where she can learn and…

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What can YOU do?

What can you do? It’s a simple question that can be answered in any number of ways. And yet it isn’t asked nearly enough in regards to people living with a disability and employment options. People experiencing disabilities can do much more than any of us often imagine, that is, when given the encouragement and…

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In May, we introduced you to Kang Eui Hong, who sought an opportunity to stock shelves.  Today, we’re thrilled to post an update: in August, Kang Eui successfully landed a job with a local Dari Mart in Coburg, Oregon. Kang Eui’s manager hired him to help keep Dari Mart’s coolers stocked during the busiest part of the day….

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Job Seeker: Lonnie Ofsthun

Meet Lonnie a very dependable & determined guy who knows what he wants. Lonnie comes from a family of truck drivers and his dream is to one day get a Commercial Driver’s License. He is currently seeking a part/time driving position. He would like to get some more experience driving a large truck but will…

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