Five Ways to Support People with Autism Every Month of the Year

by Aaron Martin We recently recognized  National Autism Awareness Month in April. With more than 3.5 million Americans currently living with ASD (autism spectrum disorder), it’s more important than ever to raise awareness, advocacy, and acceptance. But support doesn’t (and shouldn’t) only exist in the month of April. To create … read more

Job One Celebrates Women’s History Month

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Job One was inspired to talk with a valued member of our leadership team: Vice President of Human Resources, Kelly Logan. Kelly has been working at Job One for 34 years (!) and has witnessed firsthand the growth and many positive changes that have happened … read more

Does Your Business Have A Shred Plan?

If you own or manage a business, you should have a plan for how you process and destroy important documents and data materials. Gone are the days of just tossing papers and equipment in the trash bin – even if you shred them on your own in the office. With … read more

Federal Government Shutdown Has Real World Consequences

At Job One, 70 percent of our revenue is earned through business services, like our Secure Document Solutions program, and contracts with commercial businesses or organizations, such as Blue Valley Industries. A significant portion of our earned revenue and nearly 50 good jobs are provided through AbilityOne contracts with the … read more

New Year, New Partnerships, New Opportunities

Happy New Year from all of us at Job One! We had a fantastic (and busy!) 2017 –and none of Job One’s accomplishments would have been possible without your support. So, thank you! Some of my personal favorite achievements Job One made last year include: kickstarting a successful summer internship … read more

Job One Announces New Board of Directors Member

Independence/Jackson County, MO — December 11, 2017 —Job One, a nonprofit organization that has been providing employment services for individuals with disabilities in the Kansas City Metro area for 50 years recently recruited Cherish Caputo as the newest member of their Board of Directors. Cherish Caputo is a Business Applications Project Manager with Visit KC. … read more

Guest Blog: Giving Thanks

by Amy Schmidt, Chair, Job One Board of Directors This is the season to stop and give thanks. Through the hustle and bustle of the year, we often don’t take the time to pause and show appreciation nearly as much as we should. As Chair of the Job One Board of … read more

Job One Visits Sheltered Workshops in Missouri

I’m a board member of the Sheltered Workshops Insurance of Missouri (SWIM), a self-insured workers compensation entity for agencies in Missouri like Job One. Through SWIM, I took a tour of five different sheltered workshops, facilities that hire people with disabilities, in Southeast Missouri: Piedmont, Big Springs, Birch Tree, Poplar … read more

Job One Careers Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Anne Hochstein, VP, Job One Careers Program (left); Kelly Logan, VP of HR, Job One (right) Human Resources VP also awarded esteemed CARF Surveyor-Intern status Jackson County, MO — October 12, 2017 — CARF International announced that the Job One Careers program has been accredited for a period of three years for its … read more