Janice at Pioneer Human Services
Why hire a person with disabilities at your business? It's smart business and we'll be there with you every step of the way.

Pictured: Janice working for Pioneer Human Services in Spokane.


These are just a few of the positive results employers report upon hiring people with disabilities with the help of AtWork!. We are a highly supportive partner, helping employers like you leverage the real economic value of employing people with disabilities.

The benefits of hiring people with disabilities

If you’re an employer, you know how difficult it can be to fill certain positions. Such as administrative, clerical work, front line customer services, quality assurance, housekeeping, and other entry-level jobs. What you may not know is that there are people in our community who would be proud to perform these jobs for you; who will work with pride and the kind of attitude that can make a good workplace, great! People with disabilities want to work, and we believe they should be given the chance. AtWork! has witnessed countless success stories that illustrate the many advantages to employers of hiring these dedicated job seekers.

  • Lower rates of absenteeism and turnover.
  • Improved revenues and market share.
  • Decreased labor costs.
  • Happier employees and customers.
  • Tax savings through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

What's in it for employers?

INCREASED MARKET SHARE: Reflecting diversity in your workplace will appeal to your customers. Plus, people with disabilities and their families make up a huge section of the market. They enjoy doing business with supportive companies.

IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY: Effective job matching fits the employee’s abilities to the employers’ needs. The right person in the right job makes everyone more productive.

REDUCED TURNOVER: Having trouble finding good employees? Many repetitive or entry-level positions are well suited to people with disabilities.

IMPROVED MORALE: People with disabilities want to work and contribute. They are motivated and dependable coworkers who add value to any team. Their enthusiasm and positive attitudes are contagious and great for morale.

HIGHER RETENTION: People with disabilities are reliable and dependable workers, with some of the highest rates of retention of any employee group.

LOW INVESTMENT, HIGH RETURN: There is no additional cost to you, other than your employee’s wages. All of our services are free to employers.

A WIN-WIN SITUATION FOR ALL: Hiring people with disabilities benefits the workers, the community, and your company.

AtWork! believes in finding jobs for everyone who wants to work. We need more employers of all sizes to partner with us, make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, and reap the benefits of a truly integrated, inclusive employment.


  • The National Organization on Disabilities notes that the disability community represents nearly 1/5 of the US population and an untapped market worth more than $220 billion in spending power.
  • “Getting to Equal: The Disability Advantage”, a report that revealed that companies that embrace best practices for employing people with disabilities in their workforce consistently outperform their peers, including having on average 28% higher revenue.

How we can help you succeed

People with disabilities want the chance to contribute to our local economy, gain a sense of self-worth, a sense of independence, and help your company succeed. All that’s missing is an employer willing to hire them. Our job is to remove obstacles and make it easy.

AtWork! supports employers and job seekers every step of the way with free personalized training, job coaching, and guidance. We find highly capable workers for your open positions or help structure a job to fit one of our job seekers, to benefit both your business and the employee. Our goal is to fit the candidate’s skills to the job you need done.

When needed, AtWork! provides personalized instruction to teach workers the skills required and can educate your team on issues related to disabilities.

We are dedicated to a successful outcome for you, as well as for the people we serve. Continued support, problem solving, and guidance will help ensure that outcome. However, should that not be possible, AtWork! will provide a solution that eliminates any perceived responsibility on the employer’s part.