A Story of Community Employment Success


LaSontae with 3 Year Award

LaSontae with 3 Year Award!

LaSontae who very much appreciates her privacy was willing to share a little about her employment success. She has been a hard worker and dedicated Burlington employee since September 2017. LaSontae works as a stocker/processing associate three days a week. Her job duties include straightening and organizing the merchandise throughout the store. LaSontae also will assist with the restocking of merchandise. With the support of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, LaSontae has established a successful community job.  LaSontae very recently was recognized for 3 Years of Employment Success by her employer. We congratulate LaSontae on her employment success and are grateful for her willingness to share a small part of her story with us.

Goodwill Job Development and Placement Services offers individualized ongoing support to job seekers and to local employers. Our Employment Consultants keep current on labor market information and hiring trends to assist individuals working to obtain community employment.

Employment Consultants provide assistance and training in resume development and job-seeking skills training. This includes instruction on ways to conduct a job search, how to approach employers regarding accommodations, and how to respond to various questions throughout the employment process. Assistance with interview attire and transportation to interviews is also available.

As part of an individualized employment search, Employment Consultants offer support in contacting employers to request job modifications and discuss job restructuring. Additionally, Employment Consultants offer retention services to individuals once employment is obtained. Retention services are intended to assist individuals with any post-employment needs such as effective time management, employee/employer communication, and securing additional community resources to ensure successful employment for individuals.

Individuals interested in our services are typically referred to us by the following agencies: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (formerly known as the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission), Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, and Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program. For more information, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services.