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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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Jun 17

June 26, 2017

Going Grassroots in D.C.

by Aaron Martin If you follow JobOne on social, you likely saw photos of our recent adventures in our nation’s capital. JobOne administrators, Kelly Logan, VP of Human Resources, and Cristy Carpenter, Human Resources Director, traveled with JobOne employee, Helen Young to Washington, D.C. for SourceAmerica’s 2017 Grassroots Advocacy Conference....

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May 17

May 19, 2017

The Physiological Benefits of a Job

by Aaron Martin It’s not a stretch to suggest that most individuals define themselves (at least, in part) by their careers. Afterall, it’s a job that controls our schedules, budgets and can impact relationships. It’s why we wake up every morning, put on pants and head out the door –instead...

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Dec 16

December 16, 2016

Teamwork MAKES a Difference

In the summer of 2016, JobOne made the very difficult decision to close our Blue Springs workshop and transfer employees and staff to our Independence location. A great amount of planning and hard work went into making this move easier for our employees as possible (thank you to the staff members who made this happen!). Not only did the Blue Springs team...

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