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Job Development and Employer Outreach

The Arc Eastern Connecticut is home to a team of employment specialists who help companies in eastern Connecticut recruit, hire and retain quality people for full- and part-time employment. As a supported employment provider with a full-time Job Development component, we have a proven approach, specializing in matching employers with qualified individuals who live with a disability.


Prospective employees take advantage of a wide range of services, classes, trainings, and workshops, including:

  • Individualized skills assessment and development of career goals and desires

  • The option of trying multiple placements to see which job matches the person’s career goals

  • Career counseling, including resume preparation, mock interviews, how to conduct a job search, etc.

  • Job training workshops in a variety of career disciplines

  • Life skills including personal presentation, budgeting and finance, self-advocacy, using public transportation, appointment scheduling, etc.

  • Empowerment/Enrichment programs offered through The Arc’s Community Life & Advocacy (CL&A) program. 

Hiring someone with IDD could be the best decision an employer ever makes.


The Arc ECT’s Job Development program has put together a portfolio of outreach materials for prospective employers that highlight the many benefits of partnering with The Arc to hire competent, well trained people.


Prospective Employers: View our Employer Packet here for information on why hiring people with IDD makes good business sense.


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