According to the Department of Labor as of June 2014, the monthly unemployment rate is 2 times the unemployment rate of people with disabilities. Only 2 in 10 individuals with disabilities are in the labor force compared to 7 in 10 individuals without disabilities. Easter Seals workforce development services provide an individualized approach to assisting persons with disabilities and other needs to make informed choices and attain their employment aspirations. Easter Seals’ approach includes an array of services and supports that ultimately lead to employment. This approach is designed to identify goals, objectives, and planning needs, and providing the supports a person needs to achieve and maintain employment.
Easter Seals can help you determine what might work for you in reaching your employment goals. Contact Easter Seals to learn more about Easter Seals Workforce Development services in your area.
As a long-term provider of Workforce Development services, annually Easter Seals assists approximately 85,000 people with disabilities and other special needs overcome barriers to employment. At the same time,Easter Seals continues to be a pioneer in the field by developing innovative ways to help individuals achieve greater economic self-sufficiency and be more active in their communities.
Through Easter Seals vocational evaluation and assessment services, individuals receive guidance regarding vocational options in developing their employment goals and objectives. Services may be provided at a community center, in the home, at school or in other community settings. Assessments range from a general assessment of skills and abilities, to a specific evaluation of a work setting.
As our world embraces technology, individuals with disabilities are benefiting from advances in assistive technology. Assistive technology includes equipment and services that allow individuals with disabilities to overcome barriers in the home, on the job, at school or just about anywhere.
Workforce Development services help an individual make informed choices in the selection of employment goals and objectives. Learn about the questions you should ask when considering a program.
Easter Seals Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a skill building and job training program that assists in finding jobs by matching quality older workers with employers who value what they have to offer.Services for Military and Veterans' Communities
In communities nationwide, Easter Seals is being asked to help meet the needs of America's military service members and veterans with disabilities and their families. Our goal is to promote their successes by helping them attain their personal and family goals while becoming full participants within their own communities.
Looking for a job? Connect with employers seeking candidates with disabilities.
Easter Seals has partnered with GettingHired.com, an online resource that connects people with disabilities to employers in search of qualified jobseekers with disabilities. Visit GettingHired.com to open your door to opportunity!
Easter Seals has also partnered with Direct Employers Association, which has a membership of about 800 employers who want to hire veterans and people with disabilities. Through this partnership, Easter Seals is offering a job search portal at easterseals.jobs, which features job postings from these employers.