The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) assists Californians with disabilities obtain and retain employment and maximize their ability to live independently. Vocational rehabilitation teams work closely with job seekers to establish the best combination of services and resources necessary to prepare for, find, retain and advance in employment. Services are tailored to each individual’s strengths and challenges to ensure the greatest chance of success.
Hope Builders bridges the gap between young adults who face many barriers to employment and employers who need skilled, reliable workers. It strives to link young adults, who have completed the training program, to permanent employment or internships. Trainees receive one-on-one job coaching to develop a resume, get professional attire and practice their interviewing skills. For up to 24 months after training completion staff continues to support young adults, helping them not only stay employed, but also continue to find growth or advancement opportunities through promotions and job changes.
The Orange County One-Stop Centers provide comprehensive employment and training services, including a Resource Center with access to computers, fax machines, copiers, and telephones. Other services include a resume distribution program; a career resource library, labor market information, networking opportunities, job search workshops, on-site interviews with local employers, transferable skills information, job leads, and training programs.
Social Security's Ticket to Work Program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. The Ticket Program is free and voluntary. The Ticket Program helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence. Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability and are age 18 through 64 probably already qualify for the program.
. Build your essential work skills.
. Earn a credential or degree.
. Plan your career.
. Create your resume that gets noticed.
. Practice your job search and interview skills.
. Get your finances in order.
. Connect to resources like transportation, childcare, professional attire and more.
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