What We Do For Employers

If you are a business looking to hire an individual with a disability and would like to learn more about our placement, training, accommodation and task analysis, we can help. We were one of the first programs in the United States to train and to place people with intellectual disabilities into competitive jobs in the community. Over the last thirty five years, we've broadened our scope to serve a individuals with a wide range of abilities. Our knowledge and experience make the University of Washington’s Employment Program your ideal choice for support services when you are ready to hire your next employee.

We are a member of the Washington State Business Leadership Network and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. We provide many services to the hiring employers. There is no charge to you for our services. We are funded through a variety of sources, including the Department of Social and Health Services/ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the King County Developmental Disabilities Division.

Thoroughly screened applicants: UWEP completes a comprehensive assessment of each client to take the guesswork out of your hiring decision

Employee's abilities matched to job requirements: Our Employment Specialists will gladly visit your business to analyze existing jobs or to assess the feasibility of creating a new job for one of our clients. After learning about your needs, we will do our best to find you a qualified candidate. As a part of the University of Washington Medical Center and with our close ties to a variety of State and Federal agencies, UWEP has unique access to people with a broad range of abilities.

On-site job training by professionals: Our staff has over 70 years of combined experience providing one-on-one training to people with disabilities. We also have the knowledge and experience to help you and your employees provide effective supervision and support to your new employee.

Follow-up services for the duration of employment: UWEP provides long-term support to many of our clients. Call us when a supervisor leaves, job duties change, or consultation is needed. You will receive fast, professional service.