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.


The Arc Eastern Connecticut, established by two groups of families in 1952, provides advocacy and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the entire region. Our services touch every aspect of a person's life: housing, employment/job development, vocational/micro-enterprise ventures, education, day programs, in-home supports, Senior services, health/fitness activities, and community involvement.


The Arc Eastern Connecticut

125 Sachem Street

Norwich, Connecticut 06360

T: 860.889.4435

F: 860.889.4662

E: info@thearcect.org

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