Path to Employment for People Facing Disadvantages or in Need of a Second Chance

Breaking down barriers to employment and building a more diverse and inclusive Greater Cincinnati.

Easterseals is changing the way the world views and defines disability, and we see disability as that which stands in the way of your success. Chronic unemployement or underemployment, criminal records, poverty, and other difficult life situations are a kind of disability, and we treat them accordingly.

We deliver one-on-one attention, finding solutions to the unique challenges faced by each individual and getting you the support you need to find sustainable employment. Programs include:

Building Value

Building Value is an Easterseals social enterprise that salvages reusable building materials for sale to the public. Our efforts help the environment, reduce the cost of waste disposal, invest in the local workforce, and give architectural gems a second life.

On-the-job training positions at Building Value act as a bridge to move people with workforce disadvantages into construction and retail careers. Associates gain resume-building experience in a unique work culture that provides the support they need to succeed long-term.

Click here to learn more about job training with Building Value.

Prosperity for All

Easterseals Prosperity for All provides a supervised environment in which participants pursue their GED or high school equivalent, vocational education, or a college program in the most in-demand job categories: including advanced manufacturing, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy, technology and logistics.

The program empowers participants to become capable of financially providing for a family of four and weaning themselves off of public assistance.

Participants receiving Ohio Works First (OWF) funds are typically exempt from other OWF educational limitations and requirements while enrolled in Prosperity for All.

Click here to learn more about Prosperity for All or call Brandi at 513-475-6794.

Youth Services

Easterseals also offer programs for young adults (ages 16-24) ready to point their futures in the right direction. Whether you’re still working on your GED, or need summer employment, we are here to empower and strengthen Greater Cincinnati’s emerging workforce. To find out which program is right for you or your family, call 513-386-6852 or learn more about our programs for young adults.

Ohio to Work

Our partnership with the Ohio to Work initiative provides the Greater Cincinnati community with invaluable connections to employers, talent evaluation tools, and personalized career coaching. Ohio To Work connects job seekers with free, life-changing resources to transition back to a safe and stable career in industries with real growth potential.
Visit our Ohio to Work partnership page to get started.

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