Employment is a concern for everyone, especially those leaving high school. Finding and keeping a job you enjoy can be difficult. Many jobs in today’s market require addition training or education. However, there are resources in our community that can help students gain training or can help in becoming employed. For people with disabilities, unemployment is one of the largest issues. To combat this problem, there are multiple agencies to help people find employment. Vocational rehab enables persons with functional, psychological, developmental, cognitive and emotional impairments or health conditions to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining or returning to employment or other useful occupation. The following resources are for both disabled and non-disabled people who need assistance in training and/or employment services.
|Address Line 1||CareerOneStop|
|Description||· sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
· source for employment information and inspiration with tools America’s Service Locator
· connects individuals to employment and training opportunities
· website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services,
· unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities. (www.ServiceLocator.org)
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities generaldisabilities
|Address Line 1||Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities|
|Address Line 2||100 Dunford Hall|
|City, State, Zip||Knoxville||TN||37996-4010|
· national professional association
· comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers.
· mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis.
· works with employers to identify innovative methods of recruiting and hiring college graduates with disabilities
· information for college students and recent graduates with disabilities.
Department of Labor/Idaho Works Career Centers all
|Address Line 1||Department of Labor/Idaho Works Career Center
|Address Line 2||305 N. State St./ PO box 550|
|City, State, Zip||Grangeville||Idaho||83530-0550|
|Description||· Provides services for job seekers,
· unemployment insurance,
· education and training for job seekers,
· employment services
· information for business owners
Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired vision disabilities
|Address Line 1||Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired|
|Address Line 2||341 W. Washington St./PO box 83720|
|City, State, Zip||Boise||Idaho||83720|
|Phone||(208)334-3220||1-800-542-8688 within Idaho|
· state agency
· serving Idahoans since 1967
· assists blind and visually impaired persons to achieve independence
· developing work skills
Opportunities Unlimited general disabilities
|Address Line 1||Opportunities Unlimited|
|Address Line 2||405 E. Main Street|
|City, State, Zip||Grangeville||Idaho||83530|
|Website||http://oui.org/ or http://oui.org/locations/grangeville/|
|Email submitted on the website|
|Description||· private, nonprofit organization
· purpose of providing evaluation, training, employment, education, placement and support services to individuals with emotional, physical and developmental disabilities,
· including people with severe disabilities and people who are disadvantaged.
· services to increase level of independent functioning, vocational skills and earned income in order to decrease their reliance upon public and private support
Vocational Rehab general disabilities
|Address Line 1||Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation|
|Address Line 2||1118 F Street|
|City, State, Zip||Lewiston||Idaho||83501-1986|
|Phone||(208)799-1986||TDD: (208) 799-5072|
|Description||· VR – state-federal program
· assist people with disabilities
· prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment.
· agency that helps individuals with disabilities take their place in the work force and in the community.