Posts Tagged: Customized Employment

Our goal is to assist people who experience developmental, intellectual and/or learning disabilities find and keep jobs, in the Eugene/Springfield business community. We also educate businesses and the public at large as to what these amazing individuals can achieve. So let me give you a rundown of how we go about accomplishing all of this. Our…

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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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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]  

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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Job Seeker: Barbie Bodin

Barbie is a peppy woman who is eager to put her 4 years of dishwashing experience to use. Barbie worked at Mackinaw’s Restaurant in Washington prior to moving to Springfield. She washed dishes, did some light food prep and cleaned floors while working at Mackinaw’s. When asked what she liked about that job, Barbie responded…

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Job Seeker: Kirk Hatalla

Kirk is a quiet young man who lives with his family in the outskirts of Springfield. He is interested in finding part-time work in either the  janitorial or production arena. His dream job would be working in housekeeping in a hotel. Kirk has been working at Pearl Buck Center in the spice room packaging Red…

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Employ-ment First!

You’ve no doubt seen billboards and LTD buses around town, with the Employment First-“I Work, We Succeed” slogan.  Here’s are a couple of the posters: Curious as to what this is all about?  Well, we made a video about it. Hopefully, you will find it informative. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzgjli1mEY4&w=560&h=315] Don’t hesitate in contacting Pearl Buck Center’s…

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