Oct 17

October 13, 2017

Job One’s Visit to Sheltered Workshops in Missouri

I’m a board member of the Sheltered Workshops Insurance of Missouri (SWIM), a self-insured workers compensation entity for agencies in Missouri like Job One. Through SWIM, I took a tour of five different sheltered workshops, facilities that hire people with disabilities, in Southeast Missouri: Piedmont, Big Springs, Birch Tree, Poplar...

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Oct 17

October 12, 2017

Job One Careers Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Human Resources VP also awarded esteemed CARF Surveyor-Intern status Jackson County, MO — October 12, 2017 — CARF International announced that the Job One Careers program has been accredited for a period of three years for its “Community Employment Services: Employment Supports” and “Community Employment Services: Job Development” programs. Job...

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Sep 17

September 20, 2017

Exciting New Changes are Underway at Job One!

by Aaron Martin Over the past couple of years, Job One has made great strides in pursuit of our mission to build skills and connections that foster employment opportunities for adults with disabilities in the Kansas City metro area. As part of this growth, we have developed a strategic marketing and...

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Aug 17

August 7, 2017

50 Years of Service

by Aaron Martin It’s funny how time sneaks up on you. In the case of Job One, we’re talking about five decades. The organization was originally formed as the Jackson County Sheltered Workshop on August 7, 1967. This month marks the beginning of our 50th year of serving the community by...

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Jul 17

July 13, 2017

The Human Side of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

by Aaron Martin A recent article published by The Virginian-Pilot sheds light on how recent WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) legislation is negatively impacting a large population of workers with disabilities. While the legislation is intended to make advances in providing job opportunities for individuals with disabilities, the sweeping changes...

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