“The Career Development Program at Community Bridges allows John to be independent and helps companies like ours find good employees. It’s a win – win for everyone. John is one of our best employees. He is hardworking, dedicated, and always very helpful to our customers.”
Having a job provides all individuals—with or without a disability—a sense of purpose, a feeling of belonging, and a set of goals. Working empowers individuals, and gives them a sense of self-worth and pride.
Whether paid or volunteer, people who work experience benefits beyond monetary compensation, including:
Our Career Development Program works in the community to build awareness about integrated employment efforts. We identify potential employment opportunities and utilize creative solutions to find employment for individuals with disabilities where they can share their natural talents, enthusiasm, and spirit with employers and the community at large. Some of these creative solutions include internships, on-the-job training, and collaboration with Vocational Rehabilitation.
A Career Development specialist works with employers to find, modify, and create jobs for participants in our program. Local and national businesses understand the value of integrated employment efforts and how these efforts build a strong community.
They also understand the advantages that come with hiring individuals with disabilities, including:
Community Bridges offers additional employer services, including training, assistance with financial incentives, and tax credits.
For more information about Community Bridges’ Career Development Program, call 1-800-499-4153 and ask to speak with a Career Development Program Coordinator.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact Community Bridges through the Federal Relay Service (NH Relay) by calling 7-1-1 or 1-800-735-4423.