Community Employment

Community Employment is a supported employment program that helps individuals with disabilities find and maintain jobs in the community. 

The Community Employment program matches employer needs with qualified workers with disabilities.

CE staff support clients through:

  • Vocational exploration
  • World of Work employer tours
  • Job tryouts
  • Job coaching and training

CE staff support employers through:

  • Job analysis
  • Employee matching
  • On-site training
  • Job coaching and follow along

Community Enterprises has been a pioneer in the movement of helping individuals with disabilities transition from sheltered employment to community based employment since the late 1970's. The organization works with over 300 employers in meeting their staffing needs with qualified individuals with disabilities. Our early work has led to the development of a nationally recognized employment model that has been embraced by a growing number of companies across three industries. These innovative Job Training and Placement Programs (JTPP) are designed to provide individuals with disabilities the best possible on-site training and instruction, with the ultimate outcome of securing a job with competitive pay and benefits. The original model funded by the Connecticut Bureau or Rehabilitation Services and piloted by Community Enterprises at the Walgreens Distribution Center has led to over 400 full time jobs for indidivduals with disabilities.