WE OPEN DOORS TO EMPLOYMENT

ABOUT ACO

Our goal is to provide positive, motivating, individualized job services that meet the diverse needs of individuals with barriers to employment.

Accessible Career Options (ACO) is an employment agency that specializes in matching qualified candidates with the needs of potential employers. Our staff has over 100 years of experience partnering with local businesses to provide employment services for people with barriers to employment. As a vendor for the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), the majority of these services are offered at no cost to the employer.

OUR MISSION

Build business and community partnerships that create jobs for individuals with barriers to employment.

OUR VISION

Create employment and training opportunities for individuals that want to work regardless of disability, sexual orientation, race, criminal record, or any other barriers to employment. While working with employers to develop top-down and grassroots approaches to growing their workforce.

OUR IMPACT

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WHO WE WORK WITH

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH

High school age youth looking for their first job.

COLLEGE STUDENTS / GRADUATES

COLLEGE STUDENTS / GRADUATES

Individuals with college education eager to take the next step in their career.

INJURED WORKERS

INJURED WORKERS

Injured workers transitioning jobs.

EXPERIENCED WORKERS

EXPERIENCED WORKERS

Individuals with work experience looking to further their employment.

OUR SERVICES

Here at ACO, we offer a variety services uniquely designed to successfully match qualified candidates with employer needs. As a vendor for the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). *For job seekers who are not connected to DVR, we offer private pay options. Our core services are highlighted below:

FOR JOB CANDIDATES:

JOB PLACEMENT

We match qualified candidates with open positions that meet employer needs.

JOB SHADOWING

Career exploration activity that allow individuals with disabilities to gain exposure and firsthand on-the-job experience.

JOB COACHING

On and off-the-job support to help increase the odds that the individual with a disability becomes successful at work.

WORK INCENTIVE BENEFITS ANALYSIS

We provide in-depth counseling about how work will impact SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and Medicare benefits.

TEMPORARY WORK PLACEMENT

DWD funded temporary paid work or internship experiences.

CONSULTING

FOR EMPLOYERS

Assist employers in cultivating inclusive cultures and creating sustainable recruitment strategies.

FOR EMPLOYERS:
WHY HIRE A PERSON WITH DISABILITY?
  • They’re Fiercely Loyal
  • They Boost Job Morale and Corporate Culture
  • They Expand a Company’s Talent Pool
  • They Increase Diversity in the Company
  • They are Higher- Performing Individuals
OTHER BENEFITS...
  • Federal & State Tax Incentives (WOTC)
  • Financial Incentives, Partial Wage Reimbursement
  • Demonstrates You Are An Equal Opportunity Employer
  • No Cost Job Placement Services
  • Pre-screened, Qualified Candidates
  • Reduced Recruitment and Training Costs
  • Reduced Employee Turnover

SELECT PAST EMPLOYERS

OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS

In addition to our core services, we offer instructor led, knowledge and activity based training programs that can be paired and customized to meet individual needs:

MEET OUR TEAM

SUE GUMINA-CANNON
President

Sue started Accessible Career Options with her business partner Quinncy Hinton in 2013. Sue has been working with individuals with disabilities for over 35 years.

QUINNCY HINTON
Vice President

Quinncy Hinton is one of the founders of ACO. He has 20 years of experience helping prepare individuals with barriers to employment for work.

JIM HORVAT
Job Developer

Jim has been in employment and recruiting for more than 20 years. He has a degree in Marketing Communications. Jim's specialty is working with employers to determine their hiring needs and matching them with qualied candidates.

REBECCA (BECKA) BOUNKET
Job Developer

Becka joined ACO in 2020 as a Job Developer, and she has over 12 years of experience working towards developing inclusive sourcing strategies that integrate diversity and open up new pipelines of talent to meet current and future workforce needs.

DAWN AHRENS
Job Developer

Dawn is a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical social worker. Her specialty and training is working with individuals with disabilities who have a mental health diagnosis and transitioning high school students who have documented disabilities while attending school.

BRANDI AUSTIN
Job Developer

Brandi, has a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance with a minor in Psychology; a trio of knowledge that makes for an interesting and eective approach to working with the disabled.

CINDY OPPE
Job Developer

Cindy has been working with businesses, education, and people with disabilities for over 35 years. She has a Bachelors Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Administration.

MARY SAINDON
Job Coach & Developer

Mary had previously worked for Milwaukee Public Schools for over 32 years as an elementary school teacher and then worked as a Title 1 reading specialist with Catapult Learning.

WHAT OTHERS SAY...

ACO made me feel welcomed and that any question could be asked without feeling like less than a person. They taught me how to interview, how to complete the application, and how to be on time. They made me so happy, it’s just like a family. If I had to tell anybody, I would tell them to come here because you will get the support that you need.

Art, ACO Client

MEDIA

RESOURCES

Division of Vocational Rehabilatation

DVR Southeast Office
2701 S. Chase Avenue, Suite C, Milwaukee, WI
414/389-6450

DVR Central Office
4201 N 27th Street, Suite 601, Milwaukee, WI
414/874-1626

DVR Southwest Office
1304 S. 70th Street, Milwaukee, WI
414/607-7449

Social Security Administration

Location One
6300 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI
(800) 772-1213

Location Two
8455 W Layton Ave, Greenfield, WI
(877) 600-2856

Location Three
310 W Wisconsin Ave #260, Milwaukee, WI
(866) 467-9626

Location Four
5020 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 
(800) 772-1213

Milwaukee Enrollment Services (MilES)

FoodShare, Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus

Phone: 888-947-6583

Coggs Center
1220 W. Vliet St.
Milwaukee, WI 53205

United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS)

2701 S. Chase Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Milwaukee County Disability Resource Center

1220 West Vliet, Room 300, Milwaukee, WI
Call 414/289-6660
Fax 414/289-8522
TTY/TTD 414/289-5711
E-mail: infoMilwDRC@milwcnty.com

Milwaukee County Transit System

1942 N. 17th Street, Milwaukee, WI

Route/Schedule/Fare Information 414/344-6711
TTY for Hearing Impaired
414/937-3299
(8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday)

need help finding a job?

To select ACO as your vendor of choice to help you secure employment you must be registered with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation: