Our Career Services program is structured to match hiring employers throughout mid-Missouri with well-trained, productive, motivated job seekers in the community, at zero cost to you.


By taking advantage of these specialized employment services, your business or organization can avoid high advertising, recruiting and training costs that often come with filling your available positions.

Learn more about our Career Services program.

87%

OF THE RESPONDENTS IN A 2006 GALLUP POLL INDICATED THEY WOULD PREFER TO GIVE THEIR BUSINESS TO COMPANIES THAT HIRE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, workers with disabilities are rated consistently as average or above average in performance, quality and quantity of work, flexibility, and attendance.

Benefits for Employers

Local businesses benefit from having hard working, qualified employees that support their overall operations.

Valuable Employees

Companies experience equal or better retention rates with nearly identical job performance ratings and see fewer scheduled absences — all with reduced recruitment and training costs and equal or better safety records.

Culture & Diversity

Businesses that have hired individuals through this program see improved morale and productivity throughout the company as well as a boost in innovation driven by diversity.

As well as…

  • Reduced recruitment costs and decreased time to fill vacant positions
  • A thorough evaluation of the vacant positions to ensure we supply the most qualified candidates
  • A larger, diverse labor pool of conscientious, dedicated workers
  • Typically, a reduction in absenteeism, tardiness, and high turnover prominent in entry level positions
  • Support for training the new employee, at no cost to the business
  • An enhanced company image through community involvement
  • Increased diversity within the workplace
  • The knowledge that the company has enabled persons with disabilities to become productive, tax-paying members of their community
  • For qualified businesses, a federal tax credit of up to $4800*
    (*This varies depending upon the candidate hired.)
  • Consultation on ADA questions and job accommodations

92%

OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC VIEWS COMPANIES WHO HIRE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES MORE FAVORABLY THAN THOSE WHO DO NOT, ACCORDING TO A 2006 GALLUP POLL.

Studies indicate that workers with disabilities are more likely to stay in jobs longer, reducing high turnover costs.

Careers Obtained by Job Seekers

A few positions held by ACT individuals:

  • Direct Support Professional
  • Medical Lab Tech
  • Warehouse Associate
  • Data Coordinator
  • Production Technician
  • Research Scientist
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Medical Support Assistant
  • Dietary Server
  • Maintenance Associate
  • Customer Service
  • Associate IT Technician Support
  • Stocking Associate
  • Phone Surveyor
  • Medical Sterilization Technician
  • Technical Support Representative
  • Lunchroom Attendant
  • Optical Assistant
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Telemarketer
  • Cook
  • Telecommunications Operator

Why ACT for your recruitment needs?

  • A 2005 study found that 97% of people who have experience hiring people with disabilities would hire individuals with disabilities again.
  • Recent research shows the 46% of employers interviewed stated that accommodations for workers with disabilities cost nothing. $500 was the median one-time expenditure for employers (DOL, 2009).
  • People with disabilities in the U.S control aggregate annual income of > $1 trillion.
  • Of the 69.6 million families in the United States, more than 20 million have at least one family member with a disability.
  • People with disabilities are the largest minority market segment and this is the only group that any of us can become a member of at any time.

What Others Are Saying

  • For over 5 years, Lutheran Senior Services-Lenoir Woods has worked with ACT Career Services to help develop loving, caring and dedicated individuals to work for our company. ACT Career Services not only works with us to provide job opportunities to individuals with disabilities, but they also provide a strong base of support to help individuals be successful in their jobs. Through this partnership, we have been able employ and retain people that help us with our mission of “Older Adults Living Life To The Fullest”.

    - Duane Miller - Manager of Dining Services

  • [ACT Career Services should] continue to foster the amazing abilities of your clients. All they require is a chance.

    - Jack Heusted, Operations Director, Oats Transit

  • We enjoy having [our employee] and being a part of the ACT Community… The communication is awesome. I would recommend ACT to other employers in the community.

    - Lashunda Glasgow - A Galaxy of Stars Child Care Center owner

  • The Columbia Senior Center would recommend Career Services to other employers in our community. They indicate 'great work.'

    - Columbia Senior Center

  • We at Moresource feel so blessed to have such a long standing relationship with ACT. We found one of our perfect hires through Career Services.

    - Kat Cunningham - President Moresource, Inc.

  • It has been a true pleasure partnering with ACT.

    - Jennifer Reiss - Training Coordinator Walmart Stores, Inc.

  • [ACT Career Services] assists a vital segment of our population that is capable and deserving of employment.

    - Anonymous

  • ACT Career Services should continue to foster the amazing abilities of your clients. All they require is a chance.

    - Jack Heusted Operations Director Oats Transit


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