Hire Our Workforce
Let our workforce strengthen yours! The Arc is committed to helping local companies recognize the talent around them. Our workers have a well-deserved reputation as skilled, reliable and motivated employees.
Because each company has individual needs, our employment councilors will work with you, determining your job requirements and customizing a program to fit your expectations. The Arc will provide training and an on-site job coach, making sure that the job is fits both the employer and employee’s needs. Our goal is not only to facilitate meaningful employment, but to help your company become a model organization, inspiring other companies to consider employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Arc is proud to work with companies that fully recognize the value, experience, and skills our individuals bring to the workforce.
Our community partners include: Wegmans, the United States Naval Academy, the BWI Marriott hotel, the BWI Hilton hotel, and the Anne Arundel Medical Center.
You can review the many workforce options below, or contact Jodie Colombo, Director of Employment Services to customize a program.
With support from its community partners, The Arc created the MicroEnterprise program – designed to tailor the job to the abilities of the individual. With this goal in mind, The Arc has opened the door to business ownership for the individuals we serve. Not only is the program completely customized, but it helps the individuals make more money than they would in a traditional job for those with disabilities.
Our customized employment program helps match our individuals and local businesses with meaningful work in an area of their interest. We take into account the unique strengths, needs and interests of the job candidate, as well as the needs of the employer, creating a comprehensive work plan.
Project SEARCH is a unique, business-led, one year school-to-work program that is taught entirely at the workplace. The program is offered in partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Hannah More School, the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) and Service Coordination, Inc as well as the host businesses Anne Arundel Medical Center or the Hilton BWI. The goal of Project SEARCH is to increase sustainable employment and self-sufficiency of those interns who participate.
Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on training through work site rotations, allowing interns to master different skills at one work site. The interns rotate through three, 10-week internships over the course of one school year. These interns learn marketable, transferable skills leading to gainful and meaningful employment.
The main goal of CONNECT is to provide experiences and opportunity that help individuals better understand themselves and their interests and to gain the skills needed for successful community participation.
We focus on individual needs and interests and provide varied opportunities allowing the individual to explore their interests and talents. The activities individuals participate in are a direct result of their individual interests. Every opportunity starts with an idea!
HIRED is a business-led program that promotes respect and creates opportunities for the individuals we support at The Arc. Successful participants of the program have been employed at organizations like The Naval Academy. HIRED is a jumping-off point that provides each Arc supported employee with an opportunity to develop a solid foundation of skills to help them build and grow a career.