The Arc Career Center is driven to achieve the mission of The Arc of Madison County, Inc. by assisting those with disabilities who desire employment in their community through career planning and support.
How Does It Work?
Once a job seeker is determined eligible for services by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS), they are referred or enrollment in either our Career Employment Program or The Milestones Program. Program enrollment is determined by ADRS based on job seeker’s needs.
How Does This Benefit The Employee?
Individuals with disabilities enjoy working and earning a paycheck as it brings a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and independence. They gain confidence in their abilities and develop a sense of self-worth. Being employed connects the individual with peers in their community and promotes natural supports.
How Does This Benefit The Employer?
Hiring people with disabilities is a low-risk high-return investment in your business.
Some of the ways your business can benefit are:
- Gaining a great employee who wants to work
- Increased patronage from customers. 86% of consumers prefer to direct their business to employers who hire people with disabilities
- Customization of job responsibilities based on your needs as an employer, often resulting in an increase in employee performance, morale, and efficiency
- Higher retention rates resulting in lower turnover rates
It’s a Win-Win situation. Hiring people with disabilities benefits the employer, the employees, and the community!
Securing Supports for New Hires
The Arc@Work partners with our corporate clients, local talent sourcing organizations, and state governments to ensure that each individual in need of workplace accommodations is accounted for and that their needs are met.
Achieving Cultural and Financial ROI
As with all business decisions, the success and sustainability of a disability hiring project can be measured in part by its return on investment. The Arc@Work supports our corporate clients in creating strategies to achieve and measure financial ROI as well as creating branding and external messaging strategies to promote our clients’ disability inclusive work culture.