Community Employment for Employers
Community Employment provides assistance to persons with a difference of abilities in achieving their employment goals.
A & W
I have Simone and Kirk who are employed at A&W in Port Alberni. They are dedicated people and are an asset to the A&W team. They are punctual and willing to help where needed and take pride in their work. It is great to have them with us.
Free Support Services:
a diverse network of agencies and service providers are ready, willing and able to assist you in hiring and retaining persons with disabilities
on the job training is provided by an employment trainer
assist a new employee with familiarizing themselves with any equipment or computers
the employment trainer will facilitate between the employer and the employee
assist with adaptations in the work place
educate existing employees
input natural supports
work together to make the relationship a successful one for the employer, the employee, and co-workers
This was one of the best decisions I ever made. Candidates from this program are never late or sick and are the most loyal, trustworthy employees that you will find. They are content and will be very long term employees.
People with Disabilities:
90% are rated average or better on job performance than their non-disabled colleagues
86% are rated average or better on attendance
98% rated average or better in work safety than their non-disabled colleagues
90% of employers had no change in their insurance costs when they employ persons with disabilities
When you hire persons with disabilities, you build an inclusive, effective and productive work environment
low turnover with persons with a disability results in less training dollars spent by the employer
your business will Benefit
"Jerami has been a true pleasure to work with in the Nuu-chah-nulth Employment and Training Program office. Each week we look forward to his smiles, his humour and astute work ethic.
Wendy S. Gallic
The benefits of hiring persons with disabilities are numerous. By tapping into this employment resource, employers can expect to find the following:
knowledgeable and skilled employees
increased staff morale; fostering a work place where diversity and inclusiveness is encouraged creates a positive environment for all employees
increased visibility as a socially aware and active corporate citizen
an enhanced relationship with non-profit organizations in BC that offer employer supports
We all look forward to spring at Pescadores it's the start of the busy season The Bistro Becomes Alive. It's a flurry of activity, the patio opens up, the gardens are tidied and flowers are planted, the hanging baskets are hung and best of all one of our favorite employee's returns to work for the summer to nurture our outdoor space" Wendy." This will be Wendy's fourth season with us, the love and devotion that she puts into keeping all the flowers and hanging baskets as beautiful and lush as she does is undeniably her true calling. The compliments we receive from local patrons, tourists and fellow employees on her works of art and friendly outgoing personality are endless, Wendy you are a true joy and inspiration to all of us. See you soon spring is coming.
Deb Moyen / Bev Zarantonello
The Top Reasons to Hire persons with disabilities
British Columbian employers are facing increasing challenges to find and keep skilled workers in a globally competitive market
British Columbians with disabilities provide a talent pool of 300,000 working age persons
persons with disabilities represent $25 billion in spending power in Canada
British Columbians with disabilities have virtually the same educational achievements as those without disabilities
the job performance of persons with disabilities has proven to meet or exceed that of employees without disabilities
The cost of many workplace accommodations is minimal
Disability management and return-to-work programs are proactive, cost effective measures
The reluctance to hire persons with disabilities is often based on myths, attitudes and lack of information.