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


Amazon Air

Anne Arundel County Board of Education

Bread and Butter Kitchen

Broadneck Grill and Cantina – Edgewater

Bullock’s Deli


(multiple locations)

Cisco Center

City of Annapolis – Parks and Recreation

Cracker Barrell

Electrical Training Alliance


Giant Food

(multiple locations)

Gluten Free Bakery Girls

Goodwill Industries


Hyatt Regency Cambridge 

Liberty Healthcare

Luminis Health – AAMC


Maryland Live! Casino

Miltec UV

MOD Pizza

Newk’s Eatery

Nimitz Library 

United States Naval Academy

Olive Garden

Panera Bread

(multiple locations)

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools

Queenstown Landing

Regal Cinemas

Royal Farms


Sprout’s Organic Market

Taco Bell


The Arc Central Chesapeake Region

The Choptank Restaurant

The Club at

United States Naval Academy

Laundry Mat

United States Naval Academy

Verbal Beginnings



Weis Market

(multiple locations)

Wilkins Suburu


Small Businesses Owned by People We Support

Greg’s Rainbow Services

John’s Shred Cycle

Joselyn Dream Boutique