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What Makes a Good Resume?

What People Are Saying About Employment

Resources Employment Employment Resources

There are many resources available if you are interested in the possibility of employment in terms of getting a job or even opening your own business. Volunteering your time is an opportunity to open the door to a future paid job as well as giving back to the community.

Included below is a listing of the different agencies and supports that can assist you.

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RI Agencies

Adeline LaPlante Memorial Center

The Arc of Blackstone Valley

Bridges, Inc.

Cranston Arc

East Bay Mental Health

Gateway Healthcare

Genesis Center: Workforce Development Program

Goodwill Industries of RI, Inc.

James L. Maher Center

L.I.F.E., Inc.

Looking Upwards, Inc.

Napatree (Olean Center)

Newport County Community Mental Health Center

RI Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS)

PALri

Providence Center

Rhode Island Employment Networks (EN)

Providers in every state that offer specialized services such as career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and job placement and training. Under this program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues "Tickets to Work" to eligible beneficiaries who, in turn, may choose to assign those tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services necessary to achieve a vocational (work) goal. The EN, if they accept the ticket, will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment.

Rhodes to Independence

Sherlock Center

South Shore Center

Spurwink RI

Training Thru Placement

Trudeau Center

Job Websites

Gettinghired.com

Careers and Community for Talented People with Disabilities

National Business and Disability Council

Guidance for Jobseekers/Jobs Website

NetWORKri

USA Jobs

Federal Government's Official Jobs Site

National Resources

Alliance for Full Participation

U.S. Department of Labor

Develops and implements workforce disability policy and program initiatives to address structural, programmatic, and systemic employment challenges of persons with disabilities.

Disability.gov

Employment Incentives

A website that promotes jobs for people with disabilities and share information about economic incentives available to businesses that hire and retain employees with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Federal Employment of People with Disabilities

Quality Mall Products: Advocacy and Supported Employment for People with Disabilities

The Riot! Newsletter

Start-up USA

Self- Employment Technical Assistance, Resources and Training

National Disability Institute's Washington Insider

The Campaign for Disability Employment

Basic Resources

About.com

Help with writing a resume, what to put in a resume, and how it should look.

FREE Work Incentives Webinars

WISE are community events held by local organizations for beneficiaries to learn about the Ticket to Work Program and available Work Incentives through accessible, informal, learning opportunities. You can also attend a national online webinar. If you are interested in learning about the Ticket to Work Program or Work Incentives, you can attend a free Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE).

JobTIPS

JobTIPS is a free program designed to help individuals with disabilities explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment. JobTIPS addresses the social and behavioral differences that might make identifying, obtaining, and keeping a job more difficult for you.

Resume Template

Download a resume that you can fill out using Microsoft Word on your computer.

Ticket to Work Program

If you are 18 through 64 and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, then you qualify for the free Ticket to Work program to help you with career development and opportunities for Employment! The Ticket to Work Program provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services.

Employment links for transition-aged students (14-21)

By Youth, for Youth: Employment

A new guide written by and for youth who want to know more about finding and keeping the right job. By Youth, for Youth: Employment discusses subjects such as: what makes a job right for each young person, job search and resume development, and how to interview for a job. The publication also addresses considerations specific to youth with disabilities who must consider disability disclosure in the workplace and how to request accommodations, if needed.

Click here to download By Youth, for Youth: Employment

Northern RI Regional Transition Center

East Bay Educational Collaborative

West Bay Collaborative

Work Opportunities Unlimited

Provides services in RI with ORS, Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals, and Transitional Services to assist them in transitioning from school settings to adult services, and employment.

Southern RI Collaborative