Enriching Your Workforce

Easterseals creates employment solutions that meet the needs of area businesses while giving people with disabilities opportunities to learn and grow.

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About Services for Employers

People with disabilities are an often overlooked pool of qualified job seekers. By developing a partnership with Easterseals, your business will create an ongoing pipeline of potential employees.

Our employment services team will work with your company to understand your staffing needs and create a customized program for training and job placement. Possibilities include:

  • Individual placements: We can pre-screen individuals to identify strong candidates for your open positions. Upon placement, we also can provide assistance with training and support as needed.
  • Pre-employment training or volunteer opportunities for high school students: We collaborate with several area schools to help students with disabilities explore employment options and incorporate work experiences at area businesses into the curriculum.
  • Pathways to employment: Because recruitment and hiring can be an expensive process, we offer the option of observing and training our job candidates for 90 days while we absorb the costs and provide support. At the end of 90 days, you have the option to hire the individual while still receiving additional support through Easterseals.
  • Employment Readiness Academies: Our Employment Readiness Academy is a mentorship program in which participants rotate through different work areas to gain hands-on experience while also learning general workplace skills in a classroom setting.

Our employment services staff provides ongoing assistance before, during and after a position is secured with the option of supported employment services when one-on-one assistance is needed — all at no cost to your company. Our employment services are funded by Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), a state-run program that helps people with disabilities prepare for and gain employment.

Service Locations

Easterseals Arc

For more information about services at Easterseals Arc in Fort Wayne, please contact Aimee Green at agreen@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276.

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

4919 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Easterseals RISE in Angola

For more information about services at Easterseals RISE, please contact Aimee Green at agreen@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276.

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

1600 Wohlert St, Angola, IN 46703

Easterseals RISE in Auburn

For more information about our Easterseals RISE campus, please contact Aimee Green at agreen@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276.

By Appointment

650 North St, Auburn, IN 46706

Easterseals Passages

For more information on services at Easterseals Passages, please contact Aimee Green at agreen@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

333 N Oak St, Columbia City, IN 46725

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We look forward to helping you create a support plan with the services that meet your unique needs.

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