The American Job Center Assisted Services Center is an employment resource for jobseekers with disabilities. Supportive, specialized equipment and software are available to program users to assist in your job search.
Specialized services for jobseekers with disabilities include:
- Benefits counselors give job seekers information geared specifically to each individual’s situation.
- One-on-one counseling to help guide your search and instruct you in the use of adaptive equipment.
- Ticket To Work – to increase your self-sufficiency and reduce your dependence on SSI/SSDI cash benefits through counseling, guidance, and occupational training. The Assisted Services Center in Bridgeport is an official Ticket To Work site.
- Sign Language – Interpreters are available in the Bridgeport center upon request.
Videos for employers who are interested in hiring people with disabilities:
Video 1 – Introduction to the Small Employer Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit – https://youtu.be/G_5QVXr7XK4
Video 2 – Qualities That Make a Good Employee – https://youtu.be/Y-wO4Sa8750
Video 3 – Definition of a Disability – https://youtu.be/QQGwWDxvEsY
Video 4 – Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities/Return on Investment – https://youtu.be/yVcdDzGVsHI
Video 5 – Hiring Practices and Accommodations – https://youtu.be/QjanBc8wetg