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Avenues offers an array of employment, job placement and developmental training programs.

part-time workers bring full-time value

Job Placement Programs

Avenues develops employment opportunities, on-the-job training and support services for persons employed in the community. We provide job searching, application and interviewing skills, and job coaches on a limited basis. We strive to develop a good match between the employer, the employee and co-workers for the best outcome.

Since 1977, Avenues has been providing capable, dependable and dedicated workers to Chicago area businesses. By Utilizing Avenues’ services, you not only get top-notch professional employees, you also gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to a worthwhile community organization.

Let Avenues provide your business with dependable and productive workers.

Capable, dedicated workers with exemplary safety and attendance records
Our success has been built on matching the needs of business with the strengths and capabilities of workers with disabilities. Avenues serves a diverse group of job seekers with a wide range of skills, abilities, and experiences – from entry level to advanced, skilled workers. We network with businesses to develop partnerships that will assist these job seekers in securing employment.

Pre-Screened Employees
Our comprehensive job placement program insures our pre-screened workers meet all the requirements of each position. Each job seeker is evaluated to determine their readiness, motivation, and ability to work. All of the participants in our job placement program have completed an employment preparation training program which includes goal setting, time management, team building, communication and behavior skills. Participants who complete this training acquire the skills to succeed in their jobs and become assets to the companies that employ them.

Cost savings through tax credits and reduced turnover
Avenues to Independence is available to assist you in determining if you are eligible to receive a tax credit upon hiring an applicant. We can assist you in acquiring and completing the appropriate forms.

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • A commitment to customer services with on-the-job training and follow-up support.
  • Avenues’ job coaches provide on-site training, as well as on-going support for as long as it is needed.

The following are just a few of the companies throughout the Chicagoland area who have employed workers through Avenues to Independence. We encourage you to patronize these establishments and thank them for the opportunities that they provide for persons with disabilities:

To learn more about the services available to your business or to post a job lead through Avenues to Independence please contact us today. Testimonial from Avenues worker Serg, and his employer, Maine East High School:

Testimonial from Culver's Frozen Custard owner on employing Avenues' workers

Developmental Training at the Work Center

Learning and improving life and work skills is the central aspect of developmental training. Workers are provided with opportunities to participate in situations in which socially acceptable personal and work habits can be learned and enhanced.

Opportunities to earn an income are provided through contracts procured from various businesses and industries in the Chicago metropolitan area. We currently have more than 150 workers in this program based at our work center in Wheeling.