DePaul Industries' Unified Workforce program accepts referrals from county developmental disability services offices, and support service brokerages.
Job Matching, Training and Continued Support
When individuals join the Unified Workforce program, they go through a period of job readiness discovery to assess their skills and find the position that fits best. Qualified job coaches provide 30-90 days of training and ongoing support aimed at helping employees achieve independence.
Unified Workforce employees are fully integrated into the workplace, a food and consumer goods packaging facility on Hayden Island. They work side-by-side and take breaks and lunches with individuals with and without disabilities. They earn minimum wage or above and are eligible for raises.
Variety of Job Tasks
Unified Workforce employees work in a wide variety of capacities related to packaging, assembly and collating. Jobs have included packaging food products, labeling instant tea mix, assembling garage door brackets, and labeling T-shirts - and almost every other job that is available at the Hayden Island facility.