Message from Craig King,
We’ve enjoyed a lot of success with job development and placement over the past year. Partner organizations including the Department of Rehabilitation have placed many persons we serve in regular competitive employment at a wide variety of companies including Walgreen’s, Target, and Safeway. Most recently, we’ve directly placed a dozen individuals at BJ’s Brewhouse and McDonald's restaurants, working in small groups under the supervision of GO staff.
Our 2015-2018 strategic plan identifies employment development as a priority objective for organizational growth. For the individuals whom we serve, the opportunity to earn a paycheck through community integrated employment brings personal pride and dignity, as well as much-needed income to maintain independence. Through our own direct efforts and in partnership with other organizations, we are committed to making regular, competitive employment a reality for everyone who is able to work.
To prepare people for successful employment, our vocational training focuses on developing “soft skills”, such as good attendance, being on time, grooming and attire, following instructions, and positive teamwork spirit. We train individuals in basic skills of reading, writing, arithmetic, and computer and Internet literacy. When a candidate is ready to go to work, we support them through the initial job application and interview process. Once hired, our drivers then provide transportation from home to work. We provide onsite job coaching to maximize employee productivity and quality work. This comprehensive approach results in happy and productive employees and well-satisfied employers.
Companies that seek reliable, hard-working employees are warmly invited to join us. You’ll be glad you did!
Craig C. King
900 Lafayette Street, Suite 700
Santa Clara, CA 95050