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‘disability employment’

Jesse is an employU client with an interest in electrical work.  This interest in the field started in 2016 when he helped a neighbor install generators after Hurricane Irma. After again doing the same in 2018 during Hurricane Dorian, Jesse’s interest peaked.   Last year, Jesse participated in a work experience program with our business [...]
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This spring, in-person activities were halted throughout the country as the nation was affected by COVID-19.  Our community and employU were no exception.  Without the ability to meet in person, employU turned to technology to keep our clients engaged. We successfully kicked off our first-ever Virtual Pre-Employment Training Class on Saturday, April 18th.  The class [...]
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Work and Play at Arnold’s Wildlife
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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 [...]
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Birol’s incredible story begins about 20 years ago when the Turkish native arrived in Puerto Rico to work for a shipping company. For over two years Birol worked for the company without ever receiving the payments he was promised. During this time, Birol was informed of a job at a pet store. He took a [...]
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Two More Regional Offices Open
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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 [...]
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Lifting Customers UP
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Poverty in the United States is a crisis that has increasingly gained attention in the media and government. More than 38 million people in our country cannot afford basic necessities including food, healthcare, housing, and transportation. What is worse, the poverty rate for people with disabilities is an alarming 25.7%. The National Council on Disability [...]
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