Shawanna is a client that comes from difficult circumstances without much support. She has a deep passion for animals, is fantastic with dogs, and has worked as a regular volunteer with the Humane Society. Through another employment agency, Shawanna worked a job in retail but longed to work with animals. After coming to employU […]
High school students Sundance and Chancy have been working hard during their first on-the-job training at Arnold’s Wildlife. While their main duties are to assist with feeding the animals, they sometimes help refuge staff, including a former employU client who completed her own on-the-job training at Arnold’s during her senior year of high school and [...]
Finding the right career – something that fits your interests, skillset, and needs – can be tricky. This is a task that can be overwhelming for anyone. But for people with disabilities who are in need of accommodations, there is often an added complexity to the job search process. This is where Job Coaches and […]
We are excited to announce our newest office location has opened in West Palm Beach. Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 17th at 9:00 a.m.
employU would like to welcome April Piazza to the employU family! April is coming on board as employU’s Human Resources Manager. With over 16 years of experience in the Human Resources field, a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Resources and Management, and professional certifications of SHRM-CP and PHR, she brings a wealth of knowledge to […]
Feedback from a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Brevard County I want to tell you how helpful Glenna [employU Transition Coordinator] has been to me working with the transition/Pre-Ets students. As a VR Counselor who has worked here for many years, this was a very new program and in the beginning somewhat challenging and very different [...]
The city of Brandon, Florida is known for their growing economy and beautiful residential areas. Though once considered an alcove of Tampa, Brandon has quickly come into its own. Rapid growth and a low unemployment rate bring a demand for potential employees with trade and skill knowledge. In fact, Hillsborough County as a whole has [...]
“Alone we can do little, together we can do much.” This well-known quote from Helen Keller has no doubt moved many. But as an advocate for people with disabilities and a member of the deaf-blind community herself, employU client Darlene finds this particular quote significant. Darlene explains, “[It] implies a need to be supportive and [...]
Transitioning from campus classroom to On the Job Training (OJT) may put an extra demand on a student to disclose their disability and possibly request new accommodations that they have not had before. However, when you have a student like Sydney, you will be amazed at how "baby steps" can change all that. Sydney joined [...]
employU partners with local businesses to offer a variety of Community Internship Projects throughout Florida. These summer-based programs are designed to add to the future talent pipeline by addressing the skills and talent gap many businesses are currently facing.