Job One Careers Offers a Summer Jobs Program

The Job One Careers Program has partnered with local businesses and organizations Colonial Gardens, Sandy’s Restaurant and the Anita B. Gorman Missouri Conservation Center to provide jobs for eight high school juniors this summer. This is our third year offering this the Summer Work Program in which we’ve served over 40 high school students, who happen to have disabilities, with community employment … read more

Job One Attends SourceAmerica’s 26th Advocacy Conference

by Aaron Martin For more than 10 years in a row, Job One has been honored to attend SourceAmerica’s Grassroots Advocacy Conference with more than 50 nonprofit agencies across the nation. The purpose? To highlight the impact of public policy on employment for people with disabilities. This year’s theme was “Power … read more

Job One Helps Unbound Make a Difference, One Letter at a Time

Job One provides packaging and assembly services in our production workshop facilities for many diverse companies and organizations across the Kansas City region. One of those long-time customers is Unbound. Unbound is an international development organization that pairs sponsors in the U.S. with children, youth and elders in the developing … read more

Honoring Jobs Well Done for Job One

At Job One’s Annual Board meeting held May 29, 2019, we had the opportunity to give special thanks to three long-time members of our Board of Directors. Randy Huber (current Marketing Chair), Amy Schmidt (current Board Chair) and Mark Simcosky (former Board Chair and current Fund Development Chair) are each … read more

Announcing Job One’s New Director of Business Development

We proudly announce the promotion of Jeff Carpenter to Director of Business Development effective July 1, 2019. Jeff has been with Job One since January of 2016. In his most recent position as a Senior Employment Specialist with Job One Careers, he played a critical role in growing the program to new levels. In this newly created position,Jeff will be … read more

Job One Welcomes New Board Member John Fellows

Job One, a social enterprise that has been providing employment services for individuals with disabilities in the Kansas City Metro area for over 50 years, is continuing momentum to fulfill their mission by recruiting new leadership to their board of directors. John Fellows, Finance Director for Broadridge and head of … read more

A Day for Choice: Why Advocacy Matters

On Tuesday, April 16th, the local chapter of the Missouri A-Team (“A” stands for Advocacy) comprised of Job One employees, family members and friends, attended “A Day for Choice” at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. They joined other A-Team groups from across the state to advocate for themselves and … read more

Social Enterprise vs. Nonprofit

Job One has been serving our community in the Kansas City region for over fifty years with a mission of providing job choices and opportunities for individuals with disabilities. We are a nonprofit organization, but our model is unique from many nonprofits, in that we have revenue-generating business units that … read more

Local A-Team Launches at Job One!

Job One is excited to announce the formation of a local A-Team Chapter! The Missouri A-Team organization was formed to provide individuals with disabilities, their guardians, caregivers and concerned community members a way to be active participants for the advocacy of employment choices for adults with disabilities. The “A” in … read more