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    Job Placement services allow an Employment Specialist to work with each individual to maximize independence to enable learning and understanding of the job search process. The goal is to obtain employment in a field of work that will be of interest and that the individual can successfully maintain based upon disability or other barrier to employment and be financially viable.

    An individual referred for Job Placement services from VESID often has a work history and has experienced barriers to maintaining ongoing employment or is requiring assistance to explore other options after a disabling condition has occurred. Many individuals have been out of the workforce for periods of time.

    Our Job Placement staff specialize in assisting individuals to successfully reenter the workforce and can help the individual anticipate and plan for issues that could encounter such as fatigue, anxiety uncertainty and learning new skills.

    Provision of employment related counseling will be provided to address information relevant to specific job openings, job duties, skills needed, hours, wages, transportation, benefits advisement and working conditions.

    Follow up is provided for a minimum of 90 days subsequent to the start of employment. Contacts are made at a minimum at the 2-week; 30,60 and 90 day point with both the individual and the employer to ensure the placement is meeting the needs of both parties.

    For more information please contact:
    Terri Johnson, Director of Employment and Community-Based Services at 716-661-1433 or through email at terri.johnson@resourcecenter.org

    What people say

    Patricia Sharp, Community Helping Hands Office Manager

    “We are extremely grateful for The Resource Center or any group that donates or volunteers, because we serve a lot of people in need in the community.”

    Jim Maione, Director of Distribution, Southern Tier Brewing Company

    “Southern Tier Brewing Company is happy to bring jobs back to the local economy. Our relationship is important with The Resource Center because it gives us an opportunity to provide meaningful work to people with disabilities. Additionally, they are providing a wonderful service for us.”

    Amanda S. – Patient

    “The Resource Center’s Primary Care Staff have been helpful and responsive to my health concerns. I am able to see my provider the same day I contact the office with a need.”

    Mike Richner, Manufacturing Manager, Dahlstrom Roll Form

    “I’ve used The Resource Center in the past and their quality is excellent and their work ethic is very good. The employees knew what the expected quality level was and where it needed to be.”