Supported Employment

Supported Employment is a good business decision for employers and an empowering personal decision for individuals.

The Arc of NC helps connect employment opportunities for adults with disabilities. This process, with the support of a trained Employment Specialist, involves matching the right person with the right job by:

• Assessment
• Planning
• Job Development
• Job Coaching
• Long-term support

What is the Return on Investment (ROI) for employers? What this program offers for employers has many advantages for their businesses.

• Dedicated and loyal employees
• Reduced turnover rates
• Pre-screening of job candidates
• Access to an untapped and underutilized labor pool
• Individualized training at no expense
• Ongoing support and follow-up
• Assistance with Equal Opportunities employment practices and Americans with Disabilities Act issues
• Tax credits

Five Good Reasons why Employers Should Hire Someone with a Disability

There are many reasons why employers should consider hiring someone with a disability. People with disabilities have the same wants, needs and desires as anyone else, and many of those desires include being employed.

Finding talented people with disabilities is getting easier all the time

It’s responsive to government guidelines and broader employment trends toward more inclusive workplaces

It benefits the bottom line for a business

Hiring people with disabilities improves corporate culture

People with disabilities represent a talented, untapped labor market