Employment Services

The Arc of Monroe’s employment services team is ready to help with skills evaluation and readiness, training, placement, and ongoing job coaching.  We meet a person where they are, with the services that best prepare them for satisfying competitive employment.

“The Arc helped me get this job. I’ve been very fortunate to have some great support. The staff is very helpful. They have helped me become a stronger advocate for myself. They’ve taught me how to stand up for myself. That can be very hard for me and took me a while to get used to. They say trust yourself, you can do this and we’ll be behind you if needed. They always say ‘you’ll be fine.’”

– Lidia Kunz, UR Medicine

Job Path Supported Employment

Job Path, the largest employment program in the region, supports more than 400 men and women with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  Our network of 200+ employers/business partners includes Wegmans, the University of Rochester Medical Center and Paychex.

Employment Training Program (ETP)

ETP is an internship opportunity leading to permanent employment in a community business. People are paid while they learn job skills and attend job readiness classes.

Culinary Career Prep @ The ArcDeli

This readiness program is designed specifically for people with barriers to employment who are interested in the food service industry.

Employment Readiness – Additional Services

The Arc of Monroe offers several Employment Readiness Services that provide various hands-on educational opportunities to prepare people with I/DD for competitive/community employment.

Project SEARCH® 

Project SEARCH™ is an international business-led internship service that teaches participants relevant, marketable employment skills while immersing them in a community business environment.