Customized Employment and Job Development

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Patty Cassidy, Griffin Hammis Associates

This video provides a brief overview of customized employment (CE) and describes how it differs from the traditional job market approach where an individual competes for a job with others through an application process. CE uses a flexible approach to match the skills of the applicant to the needs of the employer. Job development unfolds through a series of informational interviews with employers to see if the individual's skills might be used in a restructured job, a newly created job, or a resource ownership, all of which must benefit the employer with either increased revenue or efficiency of operation or customer satisfaction.