Providing opportunities to adults and youth alike across Brevard County, employU works out of its Cocoa office to help the disadvantaged and disabled find careers and hone their professional abilities. employU is a nonprofit disability employment service, working to create an inclusive workforce for people with disabilities through education, empowerment, and advocacy. For the last 9 years, they have operated closely with their clients in Brevard County, having helped 127 individuals in 2023 alone. With over 30 office locations across Florida, employU is building relationships with businesses and helping clients state-wide.
On the client end, employU’s services can be best described as “involved employment and vocational services,” working closely with clients to help them find suitable positions, and find them a career of which they can be proud. employU provides assistance and services that other job or temp agencies cannot. On the business end, employU, thanks to its partnership with the VR program, is able to work with businesses and provide On-the-Job Training (OJT) for its clients. While participating in OJT with a partnered business, employU and the VR program cover the wages, liability insurance, and worker’s compensation of their client, meaning they’re no risk to the business as the client is being trained. In Brevard County, many local companies have found success in working with the Brevard Internship in Construction Knowledge (BRICK) program and in working with a number of Brevard-specific manufacturing industry projects over the years.
Interested individuals and businesses can contact employU through their general information number, (407) 598-0202, and e-mail, email@example.com. To learn more about services and benefits that can be received, please visit employu.org. For more information about Vocational Rehabilitation, please visit rehabworks.org.