Program participants must be associated with a supportive Employment Provider Agency, as well as:
- A Prince George's County resident with an intellectual or developmental disability
- 18-25 years of age
- Available to work Monday through Friday for a maximum of 8 hours
Benefits to Hiring a Project HIRE Program Participant
Reduction of Employee Turnover
Employees with disabilities are more likely to keep a longer tenure with a company, meaning your training and recruitment costs can be minimized. They also tend to seek stable and reliable work, and are thus less likely to resign and move on to another job.
Minimal cost for appropriate accommodations
The U.S. Department of Labor Job Accommodation Newtork reports that accommodations are usually low cost (less than $500) and in half the cases, no cost was made to accommodate the employee's needs (e.g. dress code allowances, flexible scheduling, and telecommuting).
The Maryland Disability Employment Tax Credit (MDETC)
Employers are able to claim credit for employees with disabilities who have been certified by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) or the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) as having met established criteria.
How to Enroll
Project HIRE Partners
If you are interest in becoming a Partner of the program, please call us at (301) 265-8450.
Project HIRE Program Manager