Our informative blogs cover subjects including career counseling, job skills training, job referrals, financial literacy, small business development and more!

Louis's Success Story

With the help of JVS Career & Employment, Louis has been working at MOD Pizza since October of last year. His job coach reports that Louis has become a pizza box folding master, and after working together Louis is able to independently clock in and out, bus tables, check in with customers and navigate the kitchen safely.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2020

This year’s theme for National DIsability Employment Awareness Month is “Increasing Access and Opportunity,” which JVS Career & Employment makes strives towards every day. These recent success stories, as told by our client’s employment specialists and support team, are a testament to our goal to increase access and find meaningful opportunities for the people we serve.  

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Kara's Success Story

As a young adult with disabilities, Kara came to the Duman Opportunity Center looking for help starting her career. She began working with her employment specialist Allen, and expressed her passion for working with children. She guided her through every stage of the job search process, providing individualized support that helped her secure a job as a child-care assistant at a local park district.

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Jacob's Success Story

Jacob connected with the JCFS Chicago Duman Opportunity Center through his school. Jacob loves cars and has been working on them throughout his life with his family and friends. He hopes to become an auto mechanic, but has struggled to achieve the necessary academic requirements to enroll in an auto mechanic program.

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Daniel's Success Story

Last year, Daniel came to JVS Career & Employment looking for a new career path. With the help of our employment specialists, Daniel was connected with a job opportunity at Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), which fulfilled his interests and met his needs as a professional who is deaf.

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