Workforce Development

Employment is a keystone in people’s lives; providing financial resources that lead to increased choices, the camaraderie of shared work, the feeling of accomplishment, and a sense of belonging.

Working is an important part of life and a key marker of independence. People with disabilities have much to contribute, and we are a partner in that effort. At The Arc, we work with each person one-on-one to develop and achieve their employment goal with a local business at the prevailing wage.

The Arc facilitates the employment process with skilled guidance, helping people determine the type of work they enjoy and want to pursue in an organized and systematic process. This approach means the person with a disability is making well-informed and personally-directed decisions.

Chris Produce Specialist

Chris, Produce Specialist

Alana Team Member

Alana, Team Member

John Business Owner

John, Business Owner

The Arc Employment Advisors help with the job search and application process, with gaining new skills if needed, and with interview preparation. Upon hire, The Arc supports successful work experiences with onboarding assistance, on-the-job coaching, and ongoing support as needed. Each person’s set of supports is unique.

From internships in Project SEARCH to the strengthening of professional skills, employment discovery, and job customization, we develop a partnership with the people we support to reach their employment goals.

Our Employers



Autumn Lakes Healthcare

Beef Jerkey Outlet

Bread and Butter Kitchen

Brightview Assisted Living

Bullock’s Deli

Caroline Nursing and Rehabilitation Center


Cisco Center

Department of Parks and Recreation

Donnelly’s Dockside


Electrical Training Alliance

Food Lion


Giant Food

Goodwill Industries


Home Depot

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort

Imperfect Foods

Maryland Live! Casino


MOD Pizza

Newk’s Eatery

Old Navy

Panera Bread

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools

Regal Cinemas


Sprout’s Organic Market



Taco Bell


The Choptank Restaurant

United States Naval Academy

Verbal Beginnings


Washington College

Weems and Plath


Weis Market

Wilkins Suburu

Small Businesses Owned by People We Support

Greg’s Rainbow Services

John’s Shred Cycle

Joselyn Dream Boutique