Career and Business Services
The PLUS Company Career and Business Services department provides career assessment, employment skills training, job development and on-the-job support for individuals with disabilities who wish to be employed.
Job placements focus on both the transferable skills and employment interests of the individuals, and fulfilling the staffing needs of businesses. The PLUS Company works with businesses to understand their hiring needs, sources qualified candidates, and provides on-the-job support all at no cost to businesses. We value the relationships built with many top employers in the area including St. Joseph Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Worthen Industries, Stackry LLC, Home Depot, Market Basket, Moulton’s Market, Jake’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream and many more wonderful employment partners.
What is Supported Employment?
It is defined as services that assist an individual with obtaining and maintaining employment through Career Training and person-centered approaches. The PLUS Company, Inc. delivers Supported Employment Services in the following ways:
Job Development and Customized Employment
Our Job Development team works to identify, develop and secure employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities by partnering with businesses to understand their organization, goals and specific hiring needs. We then develop hiring solutions through the flexible process of Customized Employment – whereas The PLUS Company, Inc. seeks to understand an individual’s strengths, needs, interests, through various assessment tools, interviewing, internships, job shadowing, informational interviewing, and programs such as the Career Assessment Program or Sector-Based Training programs. By working with an employer to understand their hiring needs we then determine how the individual can positively impact their business through customized employment proposals, job placement, and on-site support known as Career Training, all while simultaneously meeting the career goals and needs of the individual.
The Job Developers work with individuals throughout the job search process to:
- Create and Develop Top-notch Cover Letters, Resumes, Portfolios, Video Resumes and ‘Thank You’ Letters
- Complete paper or online applications/assessments
- Present employment proposals to potential employers and strategic marketing/networking on individual’s behalf
- Develop Interviewing Skills: Mock Interviewing, Situational/Behavioral Interviewing Techniques, Developing “elevator pitches”, etc.
- Provide On-site Employer/Individual Interviewing Support including transportation
- Follow-up with employers on individual’s behalf or coaching on follow-up techniques
- Work with employers for recruitment, job customization, and placement
- Coordinate Long-term “follow-along” supports
Career Trainers provide on-site training and support for individuals on the job both short and long term. Through a process of systematic instruction, performance measurement, developing natural supports, identifying and implementing job accommodations or modifications as needed and gradually fading overtime until the individual is independent on the job has proven to be the winning recipe for success.
Project SEARCH is a transferable skills employment training program for young adults with disabilities that was developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 1996. Since its inception, it has grown from a single program site to a large international network of sites. The PLUS Company has delivered this program at host site St. Joseph Hospital since 2008 where individuals experience three different internship sites over a 10-month period within the hospital. They learn how to efficiently perform a variety tasks, while developing their social skills. PLUS develops jobs throughout the community for the interns upon completion of this in-depth training program, and provides job coaching to ensure continued success.
For more information call 603-882-3000 ext.64402 or click here.
On Demand Temporary Services
The PLUS Company provides contract individual or group workers for light industrial, manufacturing, assembly/kitting, packaging, environmental services, retail, and more. This service operates similar to a staffing agency, except that there are no placement fees.
We handle the pre-screening and talent matching, provide on-site support staff to manage performance metrics, and transportation to and from job sites to ensure reliability, all at no cost to the business.
There is never a conversion fee if the business decides to directly hire individuals. Whether for help with a specific project, or for an ongoing need, this service provides superior reliability, and is scalable to the needs of the business.
For more information on why your business should hire an individual with disability, please click here: Business Case for Hiring
For information on hiring incentives, please visit: https://www.nhes.nh.gov/services/employers/documents/nhes-0328.pdf