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Employment in Portland Metro

Portland Supported Employment Services 

ALSO provides employment opportunities to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our supported employment program allows people to find meaningful jobs in their communities with the local employers with whom we partner. We assist with job development, job placement, skills training, the hiring process, and other support services. The job coaches and supported employment specialists at ALSO are here to help with every step of the employment process. Our goal is to enable individuals with disabilities to meet all their employment goals, starting with the job search and continuing with ongoing support. We love helping everyone become a part of a diverse workforce and be more connected to their communities.

We’re all in this together.

Employer partners are local businesses that work with ALSO to provide employment for people experiencing disabilities. Reach out to ALSO’s Employment Director, Chaz Volavka, if you have any questions, are seeking additional information, or are interested in becoming and Employer Partner with ALSO.

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Portland Metro

Chaz Volavka

Employment Director

(503) 758-8576

Employer Partners

ALSO is an amazing outfit. We have been working with them for quite some time and they have been a joy to work with. It’s a really neat program that I’m proud to be a part of.  

— Jake, Skyland Pub, Troutdale, OR 

We are so thankful to our current partners in employment!

Fred Meyer Division
Fred Meyer Hawthorne
Ristorante Di Pompello
OHSU School of Dentistry
Moda Center
US Bank
Providence Park
Changs Mongolian Grill
McDonalds Gresham
Portland Public School
Heckman and Thieman
Skyland Pub,
Barr 33
Low Road
Old Navy Tanasbourne
Wholes Food
Fred Meyer Glisan
Home Depot Mall 205
Panera Bread Cedar Hills and Airport Way
Albertson Beaverton Hillsday HWY
PDX Airport
Michael’s Jantzen beach

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