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Employment Services

Over 65 percent of working-age adults with disabilities are unemployed. Of these working adults, nearly one third earn an income below the poverty level. Employment Services offers programs for people with disabilities to become job-ready, secure employment opportunities and access the support they need to succeed in a work environment.

Employer benefits include:

  • Qualified pool of candidates
  • Experienced, professional counselors
  • On-site consultation
  • Track record of successful placements
  • Post-placement involvement:
    • Follow-up support (up to one year)
    • Creative job coaching
    • Linkages for technical assistance/devices in workplace

Client benefits include a complete program of Job Readiness, Job Development and Job Placement including:

  • Customized placement strategies for individuals
  • Mentor-building strategies for candidates and co-workers
  • Literacy program

When a person has or develops a disability, finding and securing a job can be a daunting and difficult undertaking. Research shows, however, that workers with disabilities who do find jobs are consistently rated as average or above average in performance, quality and quantity of work, flexibility, and attendance.

“A good job matches ability with need, and when found, it provides each worker with a sense of pride and a feeling of contribution and worth. When a person with a disability finds that kind of a job, it is reason to celebrate because so much has been overcome to let ability shine and give light to the pride and worth each one of us values.” Jack Creagh, Director of Anixter Center North

For more information contact Anixter Center Employment Services:
(773) 248-6500 (voice)
(773) 248-9174 (TTY)



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