Preferred Employment & Living Supports helps employers meet their workforce needs by training people with disabilities. We specialize in matching the right workers with the right skills to the right employers. This improves your bottom line as an employer as well as the contribution and well-being of the disabled person to society.
Hiring people with disabilities through PELS includes support for the individuals and for your business. Our comprehensive training and support program provides individual and team skills training, as well as on-the-job personal skills such as problem-solving, communication, and stress management. This program has a proven track record of helping individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as mental illness, overcome barriers in their lives and become productive, reliable members of the workforce.
Our programs also offer a considerable number of benefits to employers in Muskegon, Ottawa and other West Michigan counties. Employers that hire PELS clients with disabilities can benefit from a number of incentives including:
- Job coaches that provide on-the-job training funded by the State of Michigan
- 90-day follow-along support
- Financial benefits thanks to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which allows a percentage of employee compensation to be reclaimed as a rebate on corporate income tax returns.
In today’s job climate, the need for good employees is greater than ever. Tapping this sector of the workforce could be the smartest decision an employer makes to meet its employment needs.