When Joseph was first introduced to his employU employment specialist, Steven, he didn't have a high school diploma and was having trouble finding work to match his skills. Steven helped him identify what his skills were, create a resume, complete applications, prepare for interviews, and follow up.On their first meeting to follow up on submitted applications, Joseph had two in-person interviews and the third location asked him to return the next day to start work!Joseph accepted a position at Sonny's BBQ on Eglin Air Force Base. He is very optimistic about his new job because the people are friendly and the environment is positive. His goal is to become more independent and help out his family financially.Helping adults with disabilities find jobs and careers is what we do but we also hope that through these opportunities they can further other parts of their lives. #employingabilities ... See MoreSee Less
We love being able to hire our own clients! June previously worked as a graphic designer/artist and still does it on a freelance basis in her spare time. She first came to employU in 2014 for services and came back to find new employment a few years ago. Eager to help her explore a career as a secretary or admin assistant, June's employU employment specialist, Wendy dove right in.Wendy worked with June through the application and interview process for several companies but June's anxiety made it difficult for her to find the confidence to follow up. Wendy coached her and eventually she became more comfortable. It turns out June was a perfect fit for a remote admin support position on our youth services team and after just 6 months she received a promotion to supervisor. June is now helping other youth with their own career paths. and we couldn't be more proud of her. #employingabilities ... See MoreSee Less
Summer is here! and our schedule is packed with Career Camp opportunities for students with disabilities! Our youth services offer the chance to explore the options available after high school. Through learning from industry experts and guest speakers, taking part in worksite tours, and more, participants can discover what they’re most passionate about. Oh and did we mention you can earn up to $50 per day!?*If you have a student with disabilities in Orange county we invite you to join us for our special Rosen college hospitality program. You can discover education and career opportunities available under the hospitality umbrella with a week of hands-on activities, site tours, and field trips to hotels. Plus learn from industry leaders and the best hospitality professors. This program is structured as an immersion experience with a graduation event and certificate presentation. ... See MoreSee Less
employU is a nonprofit disability employment service empowering customers with the knowledge, connections and confidence required to embark on a new sustainable career. We are partnered with The Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, and the American Dream Employment Network. Our company is structured as a one-stop-shop offering adult employment services, youth programs, employability trainings, paid work experience, and a variety of assessments. Our services enhance a customer’s ability to successfully achieve independence by establishing a lifelong career.