WE OPEN DOORS TO EMPLOYMENT
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.
Build business and community partnerships that create jobs for individuals with barriers to employment.
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.
WHO WE WORK WITH
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:
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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:
ACO’s goal is to provide participants the ability to understand and effectively use various financial skills designed to improve their independence. The program consists of eleven (11) modules which encompass:
- You Got the Job, So What’s Next? How to complete I9/W4 and setup your direct deposit.
- Bank On It. Overview of banking services, and how to open a bank account.
- Check It Out. How to effectively manage your checking and savings accounts.
- Budgeting. How to successfully manage your income, expenses and cash flow.
- Setting Financial Goals. How to set financial goals and follow your personal spending plan.
- Pay Yourself First. Overview of savings and investing options.
- Borrowing Basics. How and when to use credit appropriately and what forms of credit best suit your needs.
- Charge It Right. How to shop for the right credit card, and how to use it responsibly.
- Paying For College and Cars. Overview of installment loans, and how to determine which are best for your needs.
- A Roof Over Your Head. How to make informed choices about securing a place to live on you own.
- Reporting Income to Social Security. Overview of reporting earnings to Social Security: methods, deadlines and amounts.
MEET OUR TEAM
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 is one of the founders of ACO. He has 20 years of experience helping prepare individuals with barriers to employment for work.
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.
Alexis studied at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She is a wife and mother and uses a practical approach to ensuring her clients are prepared for the workforce.
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, 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 effective approach to working with the disabled.
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.
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...
Division of Vocational Rehabilatation
DVR Southeast Office
2701 S. Chase Avenue, Suite C, Milwaukee, WI
DVR Central Office
4201 N 27th Street, Suite 601, Milwaukee, WI
DVR Southwest Office
1304 S. 70th Street, Milwaukee, WI
Social Security Administration
6300 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI
8455 W Layton Ave, Greenfield, WI
310 W Wisconsin Ave #260, Milwaukee, WI
5020 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Enrollment Services (MilES)
FoodShare, Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus
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
Milwaukee County Transit System
1942 N. 17th Street, Milwaukee, WI
Route/Schedule/Fare Information 414/344-6711
TTY for Hearing Impaired
(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: