Posts Tagged: Disability Employment

ADA Questions & Answers

Ever curious as to what the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is and how it affects employers and employees?  Below are some common questions answered. Employment Q. What employers are covered by title I of the ADA, and when is the coverage effective? A. The title I employment provisions apply to private employers, State and local governments, employment agencies,…

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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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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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We are so excited about our newest partnership with the South Hills Center located in the Tamarack Building and so are they! Here is a letter that was sent out to their community. Hi Folks, This week begins a partnership with Pearl Buck Center to provide janitorial staffing at South Hills Center [at the Tamarack…

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Current Job Seekers Display

Here is a sampling from the great pool of job applicants we have seeking jobs in the community.We represent people with a wide range of abilities and interests. Many of our job seekers are looking for part-time work, anywhere from 10 to 25 hours a week, but don’t worry we also have people who are…

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dis·a·bil·i·ty

dis·a·bil·i·ty ˌ/disəˈbilədē/ noun a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities. synonyms: handicap, disablement, incapacity, impairment, infirmity, defect,abnormality,… a disadvantage or handicap, especially one imposed or recognized by the law. “he had to quit his job and go on disability”  or “she can’t work because of her disability“ When you think…

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Our community employment team is in the process of revamping our promotional materials. Here is the second brochure in a series of three. We know, we started in the middle – just like Star Wars,…this is going to be epic! Let us know what you think in the comments. Enjoy! ~ “The Job Squad”

NBC Nightly News recently broadcast a story about The Prospector Theater, a movie house in Ridgefield, Connecticut that employs 80 people–most of whom happen to experience some sort of disability.  Here’s a link to the video: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/this-boss-gives-the-disabled-what-she-says-they-want-most–jobs-404479043807   Pretty amazing, right?  If you’d like to see more, The Prospector’s own site has an incredible collection of…

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Our friends at KEZI recently aired a story profiling some of Pearl Buck’s successful partnerships with local businesses.  If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s definitely worth a watch. Here’s a link to the full story, on the KEZI site: http://www.kezi.com/pearl-buck-and-the-community/ Togo’s Sandwiches is one of the businesses featured in that video, and lobby attendants Paul Koerner…

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