Employment First

Employment First is a staffing program operated by Little City, placing highly qualified employees in successful situations while breaking stereotypes about people with disabilities. All employees placed by Employment First are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Employment First at Little City

Little City believes every person has employable skills and with proper job matching, people are better equipped to reach new levels of independence. Through assessment of strengths, abilities, preferences and goals, the Employment First team matches job seekers with employment opportunities in the local job market. Our Employment First services are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and all team members receive on-going training in the best practice concepts of community employment service provision.



Little City Center for Employment


In 2014, more than 1,000 volunteers worked on one-time and ongoing projects, giving time and skills to help support children and adults served at Little City.

Little City Center for Employment and Business Opportunities

Unique Benefits for Your Business

Businesses that employ people with disabilities turn social issues into business opportunities. These opportunities translate into lower costs, higher revenue and increased profits.

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You Can Help

You can help provide vital assistance to individuals in need. See if you’re a good fit with us.

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Employers Find your Perfect Fit

All employees placed by Employment First are held to the same expectations, rules and processes as non-disabled individuals. Statistics show employees with disabilities are ideal employees. Employees with disabilities have been found to provide: equal or higher quality and productivity, equal or lower turnover and unscheduled absences, equal or higher co-worker job satisfaction, and equal or lower safety incidents.

Every job seeker undergoes a personalized and detailed assessment of strengths and desires which results in job matched that increase likelihood of long-term success. We provide disability etiquette training, pre-start employee profile briefing with supervisor and access to employment First safety support and site surveys. Your company can also reap potential tax benefits for hiring employees with disabilities.

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Job Seekers We Have a Job For You

If you have any condition that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act, we have a job for you. With us, you can use your skills and receive the training you need to get a job that will deliver enormous satisfaction as well as a paycheck.

You can expect:

• A safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment
• Access to same jobs as non-disabled; to be held to the same performance expectations as non-disabled
• To be paid same competitive wages as non-disabled
• Reasonable accommodations to give you the tools you need to succeed
• Connections to employers who are committed to diversity and a positive workforce
• Employer consultation services
• 1:1 support from certified professionals who offer customized and personalized employment services
• Accommodations or assistive technology needed for an individual to be successful on the job
• Mobility training to help an individual become more independent.

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"There are so many capable and caring staff at Little City, past and present, who have helped Clifford. He has made a lot of progress in mastering his behavior."

Colleen, Mother of a child living in a ChildBridge Group Home