A Gift to Job One Straight from the Heart

In January of 2018, Job One received a very generous $50,000 gift to be paid over four years from the John C. Griswold Family Foundation. The commitment for the grant was made by David Earls, grandson of Mr. Griswold who is a part of the family foundation. David Earls and … read more

Giving Thanks

We have much to give thanks for at Job One. We are grateful for: Our supportive, engaged Board of Directors Generous donors & community supporters Hard-working staff who balance compassion and business expertise to ensure the success of those we serve Advocates who strive to ensure choices for individuals with disabilities Above all, we appreciate … read more

Our Annual Trash Bag Fundraiser

It is time for our annual trash bag fundraiser! To make an order, email Kimberly Hankins at khankins@jobonekc.org. These are quality bags suitable in size and strength for our trash needs and the yard work we will be starting soon. These bags are twice as thick as Hefty’s bags and … read more

Advocating for Choices and Change: Wages, opportunities and the realities of 14(c)

Job One has been committed to providing employment opportunities since our beginnings over 50 years ago. Our organization was started by parents, caregivers and concerned community members who joined together to create opportunities for individuals in their lives who happened to have disabilities and were limited in their employment choices … read more

How You and Your Business Can Support National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Observed each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), is a national campaign designed to shed light on disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2018 is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” NDEAM’s roots go back to 1945, when Congress announced the first … read more

New Website, New Opportunities

Job One’s employment opportunities, brand, and mission have all grown significantly over the past few years ––with no signs of slowing down. We’ve created new partnerships with local businesses, updated the Job One brand and logo, and traveled to Washington, D.C. annually to advocate for better employment opportunities for adults … read more

Job One Employment Services Feature: AbilityOne Contracts

by Aaron Martin We envision a world where adults with disabilities play an active role in the workforce. These individuals’ success in the job market is made possible by partnering with businesses and organizations that support Job One‘s mission: to build skills and connections that create employment opportunities for people with … read more

The Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

At Job One, we envision a world where people with disabilities play an active role in the workforce. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to build skills and connections that create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. As CEO, I’ve witnessed firsthand the positive and powerful relationship between diversity, … read more

Job One Goes Grassroots Again

by Aaron Martin Job One returned to Washington, D.C. for SourceAmerica’s 2018 Grassroots Advocacy Conference. This year CEO, Aaron Martin; Katie Howard, Shred One KC employee; Paula Howard (Katie’s mother); and Matt Denton, Operations Manager, Shred One KC, all represented Job One on Capitol Hill. This amazing, progressive conference brings together a wide … read more