Community Employment Resource Map

Allen County

Allen County Resident

Employment opportunities in Allen County include manufacturing, food service, maintenance and more. Two major hospitals in Allen County provide numerous employment opportunities as well. Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Allen DD) also has had a partnership with Proctor and Gamble since the 1970s. Allen DD has updated and created policies related to the Employment First Initiative. In addition to these policies, an Employment First of Allen County group meets monthly, and has strengthened collaboration between agencies to better service individuals in community employment. Members of this group represent several different agencies including Ohio Means Jobs, Allen County, multiple school districts, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, and many others.

Allen County Board of DD has several working partnerships to improve community employment outcomes. Some of these include a partnership with the ADAMHS Board of Montgomery County, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley. Allen CBDD fosters a strong engagement with the local business chamber, and boasts an award-winning Dual Diagnosis Intervention Team that provides employment services for individuals with dual diagnosis. One individual has enjoyed a successful job at Superior Federal Credit Union, which began as a temporary scanning position, but later became long-term employment and an increase in responsibilities.

Another individual with multiple disabilities has become certified to work at daycare facilities and enjoys the career. Allen County has supported individuals to work in the community for more than 25 years, through employment services and transportation to/from work. This a large part of their success, as well as their multiple partnerships throughout the community.

Additional Resources:

Marimor industries also has a video for potential employers at: 3 min