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“A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back -- but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you." -Marian Wright Edelman



Employer Partnerships

 

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Employment & Community Options partners with businesses to identify job openings that are a good fit for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Working closely with employers to make sure individuals we place successfully meet the requirements of the job, we have supported over 1,000 adults with intellectual disabilities in becoming productive, independent members of society by training and placing them into jobs.

Support and Training

We provide all the support and training needed, and you’ll be offering someone with intellectual disabilities the life-changing opportunity to have what we all desire:  a secure job, independence, involvement and access to the community.

Our experienced staff will assist your business in reducing high turnover costs by providing pre-screened, job-ready applicants who are highly motivated, dependable and productive.

Our team is committed to assisting your business in gaining greater diversity in your workplace.

Individual Placement

  • 15 – 40 hours per week
     
  • Work experienced applicants
     
  • Ongoing coaching to assure the employee is working as independently and productively as possible
     

Group Placement

  • Groups of 3 individuals
     
  • 100% supervision by a job coach
     
  •  Flexible full- and part-time hours 

 

Meet Our Employers:

Join the growing number of California employers who have discovered the rewards of hiring adults with intellectual disabilities. It’s good for your business, good for your local community, and best of all, it’s good for the individual you’re hiring!

Here are just some of the many companies we partner with:

Barnes & Noble

Rubio’s Baja Grill

Chili's

Signature Theatres

Hilton

Sports Authority

New Leaf Market

Stater Bros.

Old Navy

Trader Joe’s

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Vons

Pizza Hut

Walgreens

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Walmart

 

What Employers Have to Say:

On The Border has been employing participants from Employment & Community Options for the last 10 years in all 4 San Diego locations. We are extremely happy with the services these amazing individuals provide.”  - Dave Ihm, Area Director, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
 

They’re great for business; it makes perfect business sense to have them on board; everything they touch turns to gold."  - Stacey Rutledge, General Manager, Chili’s
 

“Very delightful to have Jason & Brian with us. They stay focused on tasks and are diligent. They take care of the shelves, do a lot of cleaning projects and get their supervisors for customer issues. We love having them.”  - Steven Eldridge, Store Manager, Trader Joe’s 


Employer Partners are very special to Employment & Community Options and our clients.  We give thanks to these companies and their efforts in hiring people with disabilities. 



An employer representative at Pizza Hut describes the benefits of having a partnership with Employment & Community Options.