🌟 In celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month, we highlight the incredible journey of George, who has dedicated 11 years to the Ottawa Herald, where he found a sense of purpose and fulfillment. George's story exemplifies the power of finding the right fit in the workplace, creating an environment where he can thrive. George's role at the Ottawa Herald offers him unique advantages. He cherishes the autonomy of working alone, the ability to adjust his routine as needed, and the freedom to essentially be his own boss. Moreover, he appreciates the opportunities for growth, with the chance to expand his responsibilities by adding more routes to his schedule. Although it might not be his ultimate "dream job," George considers it his favorite among all the positions he's held in the past. His journey showcases the importance of recognizing individual strengths and providing opportunities that align with their abilities. George's experience at Ottawa Herald underscores the significance of inclusive workplaces, where individuals with disabilities can find job satisfaction and contribute meaningfully to their communities. Here's to George and others like him, reminding us that with the right environment and understanding, everyone can find their place in the workforce. πŸ’ͺ✨ #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth #InclusiveWorkplaces #EmpowerAbility #ChampionInclusion #COFπŸŒπŸ’ΌπŸ˜Š
8 months ago, Joy Beatty
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🌟 In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month, we proudly spotlight Josh, a remarkable individual whose journey reflects resilience, adaptability, and a profound sense of purpose in the workforce. Throughout his career, Josh has navigated various roles, from Charloma's sticker and paper office tasks to janitorial duties and answering phones in the front office. While some jobs didn't work out due to challenges like cut hours and closures, Josh persevered and continues to contribute by answering phones as needed. Despite these hurdles, Josh finds immense fulfillment in his current position. The camaraderie with his coworkers and the opportunity to engage in activities make his job special. Answering phones, in particular, fills him with a sense of importance and belonging. Through his work, he not only builds friendships but also enjoys the flexibility to participate in activities and manage his finances. Josh's aspirations go beyond his own experiences; he dreams of a world where more people selflessly help others. His ideal workplace is a long-term care facility, where he could contribute through tasks like cleaning, cooking, and assisting with various activities. Additionally, his passion for math fuels his desire to become a cashier, showcasing his determination to learn and grow. For Josh, work isn't just a means of earning a living; it's a source of purpose and empowerment. He embraces the uncertainties of the future, valuing each opportunity to make a difference. His story reminds us of the importance of inclusive workplaces and the immense contributions individuals like Josh bring to our communities. Here's to Josh, an inspiring inclusivity advocate and embodiment of the spirit of Disability Employment Awareness Month! πŸ’ͺ✨ #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth #InclusiveWorkplaces #EmpowerAbility #ChampionInclusion #Inspiration #COFπŸŒπŸ’ΌπŸ˜Š
8 months ago, Joy Beatty
josh
josh
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8 months ago, Joy Beatty
hiring
🌟 Friend of the Month Spotlight: Midwest Cabinets! 🌟 In the spirit of gratitude, we are thrilled to announce Midwest Cabinets as our Friend of the Month for October! πŸŽ‰βœ¨ For years, Midwest Cabinets has stood as a beacon of support for us and our individuals. Their unwavering commitment as an employment partner has empowered our community members, fostering growth, learning, and independence. πŸŒ±πŸ’Ό But their impact doesn’t stop there! Midwest Cabinets has also been an incredible friend to COF, extending kindness and support that goes beyond the workplace. Their dedication to our cause speaks volumes, and we are truly grateful for their enduring friendship. 🀝❀️ Thank you, Midwest Cabinets, for being a shining example of compassion and collaboration. Here's to many more years of partnership and friendship! πŸŽŠπŸ™Œ #FriendOfTheMonth #Gratitude #CommunityPartners #MidwestCabinets #COFCommunity #TogetherWeAchieveMore #COF #FriendsofCOF🌟
8 months ago, Joy Beatty
midwest
Come work with us!
8 months ago, Joy Beatty
why us
πŸ«πŸŽ‰ Happy National Chocolate Day! πŸŽ‰πŸ« Chocolate is not just a treat for the taste buds but also can lift spirits and spread happiness. Enjoy your chocolate-filled day with friends, laughter, and, of course, plenty of chocolatey delights!πŸ₯³πŸ«βœ¨ #COF #fundayatwork #makesomeonesmile
8 months ago, Joy Beatty
chocolate
🌟 In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the inspiring journey of Mercedes Olivas, a testament to determination and adaptability in the workplace. Mercedes embarked on her employment path through contract work, gradually honing her skills and gaining confidence. When she ventured into community employment at Thriftopia, she enjoyed the social aspects but found the bustling environment challenging to keep up with. Undeterred, Mercedes transitioned back to contract work, where she found her comfort zone and excelled in her role. Mercedes not only enjoys her work but has also found a sense of belonging and accomplishment in her job. She appreciates the stability and skill development her employment provides, enabling her to take significant steps in her personal life. Mercedes shared her excitement about moving into her own apartment, a milestone made possible through her hard work. Moreover, she looks forward to the future, expressing interest in exploring opportunities like working at Walmart. Mercedes' story is a testament to the transformative power of employment, providing not just income but also fostering independence and self-confidence. Her determination to overcome challenges and her eagerness to embrace new opportunities remind us of the importance of creating inclusive workplaces where individuals like Mercedes can thrive. 🌟πŸ’ͺ #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth #InclusionMatters #EmpowerAbility #ChampionInclusion #DreamsIntoReality #COFπŸŒπŸ’ΌπŸ˜Š
8 months ago, Joy Beatty
Mercedes
Mercedes
πŸ‡πŸ“πŸŒŸ Today's adventure? Crafting our own fruity delights! πŸŒˆπŸ‘©β€πŸ³ We're having a blast making homemade fruit roll-ups with real, juicy fruits! πŸŽ‰ Who knew snack time could be this much fun and healthy, too? #funatwork #COF
8 months ago, Joy Beatty
fruit roll up
fruit roll up
🌟 During Disability Employment Awareness Month, we shine a spotlight on individuals like Stephanie, whose inspiring journey exemplifies resilience and determination in the face of challenges. Stephanie's extensive employment history reflects her unwavering commitment to finding fulfilling work opportunities. Stephanie's dedication led her through various roles, including almost a decade at Wendy's, where she meticulously maintained the dining area. Despite being laid off due to work availability, Stephanie continued her quest for job satisfaction, briefly working at McDonald’s and later at Walmart. However, it was her decision to transition to a piece-rate contract that truly empowered her. In this role, she found the flexibility and accommodations she needed, enabling her to excel. Stephanie not only appreciates the financial rewards that come with mastering tasks but also finds immense satisfaction in her work, often surpassing minimum wage. Her story is a testament to the impact of inclusive and adaptable employment opportunities, reminding us of the importance of providing support and understanding to individuals as they navigate the workforce. πŸ’ͺ✨ #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth #InclusiveOpportunities #EmpowerAbility #ChampionInclusion πŸŒπŸ’ΌπŸ˜Š
8 months ago, Joy Beatty
stephanie
πŸ†πŸŒŸ Boss of the Toss at the Special Olympics Cornhole Tournament! πŸŒŸπŸ† Our team gave it our all, and we are thrilled to announce that we clinched not one but three 3rd-place finishes, showcasing our determination and passion for the game. But that's not all – we also managed to secure a 1st place victory that we'll be celebrating for a long time! The sense of achievement and the smiles on everyone's faces were priceless, reminding us once again of the power of sports to bring people together and create unforgettable memories. Thanks to everyone who cheered us on and supported the Special Olympics Cornhole Tournament. Let's continue to spread the love and inclusivity that events like these embody. Here's to more victories and cherished moments in the future! πŸŽ‰πŸ€πŸŒŸ #SpecialOlympics #BossOfTheToss #InclusivityInSports #ChampionsTogether #COF
8 months ago, Joy Beatty
cornhole
cornhole
cornhole
✈Craig and Stacy are flying around looking for teams for our 4th Annual Airplane Pull! Get ready to put your strength to the test as we come together for a fun day of teamwork and community spirit! 🀝πŸ’ͺ Let's pull together, quite literally, and make this the best Airplane Pull yet! It's $250 for a team of 10! Email jbeatty@cofts.org for more information! ✈️
11 months ago, Joy Beatty
plane
πŸ˜ƒπŸŒŸ Ready to light up the world with your smile and embark on a brand-new career journey? Look no further! We're thrilled to announce exciting job opportunities for all the bright, enthusiastic, and passionate individuals out there! πŸš€πŸŽ‰ 🌈 Your smile is a reflection of your unique talents and abilities, and we believe that a joyful workplace is the key to unlocking your full potential! πŸ˜„πŸ’Ό πŸ’Ό Join our team and discover a place where your passion and skills will be nurtured, and your happiness will be contagious! Let's create a future filled with endless smiles and boundless opportunities together! 🀝🌟 #NewCareer #JobOpportunity #SmilesAllAround #PassionAtWork #JoinOurTeam #HappinessInCareer
11 months ago, Joy Beatty
david
We are looking for some muscle to join in the fun!
11 months ago, Joy Beatty
plane
Make a splash and start a new job with us! πŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ’¦ Check us out at cofts.org today!
11 months ago, Joy Beatty
splash
We would love to have you join our team! Check out our open positions at cofts.org.
11 months ago, Joy Beatty
Dale
Join our team!
11 months ago, Joy Beatty
hiring
✈Craig and Stacy are flying around looking for teams for our 4th Annual Airplane Pull! Get ready to put your strength to the test as we come together for a fun day of teamwork and community spirit! 🀝πŸ’ͺ Let's pull together, quite literally, and make this the best Airplane Pull yet! It's $250 for a team of 10! Email jbeatty@cofts.org for more information! ✈️
11 months ago, Joy Beatty
plane
Way to be a Rock Star, Payton!
11 months ago, Joy Beatty
Payton
Thank you for being so committed, Judy!
11 months ago, Joy Beatty
Judy
Way to go, Tina!
11 months ago, Joy Beatty
tina