EMPLOYMENT
Partners in Employment works with businesses to help individuals with developmental disabilities find and keep jobs that meet their interests. We help job seekers by:

  ~ Identifying your work goals and developing a plan to reach them
  ~ Building a great looking résumé
 
~ Developing the skills you need to be ready for a job interview
 
~ Searching for a job in the community that matches your interests and skills
 
~ Helping you learn your job duties at your work place
 
~ Phoning you or coming to your place of work to see how you are doing

What should employers know?

1. Partners in Employment provides employers with:

  ~ Pre-screened applicants to meet your business needs
  ~ On-site job training, if needed, to your new employee
  ~ Support to the new employee to maintain standards or learn new job duties

2. Companies hiring a person with a developmental disability can expect to:

  ~ Save money in recruitment and training costs
  ~ Access an untapped and skilled labour force
  ~ Create diversity in the workplace
 
~ Add motivated employees to your team
  ~ Enhance team morale

For more information about Partners in Employment, phone Tamie Logan at 604-532-9400 or email her at [email protected].
Read what people we've helped find work and their employers think about their experience here. Click here to learn about employment myths and realities.
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With financial support from Vancouver Foundation's Disability Supports for Employment Fund, LACL began a youth employment initiative in 2011.  Known as Youth Works, this summer employment service is for youth with developmental disabilities aged 16 - 19, including youth who have just completed high school. 

Youth Works has successfully demonstrated that youth with developmental disabilities will learn and grow when they have opportunities to experience employment.  For more information, phone Tamie Logan at 604-532-9400 or email her at [email protected].
Youth Works
Click here to read the
2013 Youth Works Summer  Employment Service report.
Self Employment
LACL's employment and community inclusion teams help individuals who want to explore the option of starting their own business. We provide help through all phases of enterprise development:

  ~ discovery
 
~ business planning and research
  ~ market research
  ~ business launch

Launching a business is most successful when individuals are deeply committed to their business concept and have good personal supports. We recommend that interested people read The Launching Pad: Exploring Micro-Enterprise for People with Developmental Disabilities which also contains stories about successful entrepreneurs.

For information, contact Vicky Bell, Manager of Programs and Services by phone at 604-534-8611 (Extension 232) or by email at [email protected].
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23535 - 44th Avenue
Langley, BC, V2Z 2V2
Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday to Friday
Phone: 604-534-8611
Fax: 604-534-4763

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