For Employers 2017-06-02T02:56:27+00:00

For Employers

Thank you for your interest in hiring a MV Advancement client! Placing workers into community employment is the highest priority at MVA, and we look forward to partnering with area businesses to make it happen. We have approximately 50 individuals in community jobs or job development as a result of our work with employers in Yamhill, Polk and Marion counties to develop suitable job opportunities for our clients.

Getting Started

First, potential employers should compile a list of essential job skills and requirements that they are looking for a particular position. Then, they can contact one of our employment professionals to talk about these specifics. The career counselors at MV Advancements have many screened clients and a great feel for their interests, strengths and skills.

Finding a Good Fit

MV Advancements is dedicated to finding the best, positive employment match for both the job seeker and the employer. As such, MVA offers several supports for employers, including:

  • One-on-one skills training
  • Job analyses
  • Adaptive equipment
  • On-the-job training
  • Facilitated introduction into the workplace
  • Work-site analysis

All of these services are at no cost to the employer. They are just some of the cooperative efforts we make to ensure its clients are employment ready!

Employing a MV Advancement Client

Businesses that hire our clients can expect these employees will meet the same expectations as other workers. Clients will be able to get to and from work on their own, and they can work a part-time or full-time shift. There is no additional liability to the employer in having a developmentally disabled adult on the payroll. They are paid and receive benefits just as any employee would.

Benefits to hiring

The advantages of bringing a MVA client onto a workforce are many. Statistically, they stay at their jobs longer and have better-than-average attendance. Their safety-on-the-job records are high, and their training costs are low. The workplace culture and public image will be enhanced by having an adult with developmental disabilities on the staff. Employers may even become eligible for a tax credit for providing a work opportunity to an underserved population.

Contact Information

EMPLOYMENT CONTACTS
YAMHILL COUNTY
 Marie Gwilliam
(503) 472-8537
mgwilliam@mvadvancements.org

POLK + MARION COUNTIES
 Michael Schmidt
(503) 687-2531
mschmidt@mvadvancements.org

EMPLOYMENT ENVIRONMENT TOURS
Marie Gwilliam
(503) 472-8537
mgwilliam@mvadvancements.org