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Best Buddies Massachusetts Jobs
Best Buddies Jobs (BBJ) continues the integration of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) into the community through supported employment. The program helps individuals attain and maintain jobs of their own choosing by providing ongoing support and training, enabling people with IDD to earn an income, pay taxes, and work in an environment alongside others in the community. Since its inception, Best Buddies Jobs has placed more than 500 individuals in integrated employment positions.



Best Buddies Jobs is a program that matches skilled and qualified individuals with IDD with businesses who are searching for enthusiastic and dedicated employees.

Why are we different from other programs?

Our purpose is to work with individuals to locate and keep a job in the community. We have had great success in finding many different types of jobs in professional environments. Companies we work with range from law firms and other corporate environments to jobs in retail and luxury hotels.

What will Best Buddies Jobs offer you, the job seeker?

A chance to be included in choosing a job that you will enjoy doing, while having the opportunity to earn competitive wages and receive promotions.

Some of the places that employ people through BBJ in the Boston area:
Massachusetts Employers (Boston Area)
98.5 The Sports Hub
Addgene
Angier Elementary School
Anthropologie
Avid
Bath and Body Works
Bertuccis
Best Buddies Massachusetts
Best Fitness Health Center
Bob’s Discount Furniture
Boston Red Sox
Boston University
Burton’s Grill
Cambridge Friends School
Cambridge Hospital
CBRE – New England
Choice Community Supports
Department of Developmental Services
Dr. Particia L. Carolan, DMD, General Dentistry
Eaton Vance
Enservio
Fruit Center of Milton
Gardener’s Choice
Holland & Knight (Boston)
Holiday Inn Express
Institute for Community Inclusion
Kates & Barlow
Kel & Partners
Lucky Strike
Marriott Burlington
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
Minority Business Development Agency
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Natixis Global Asset Management, L.P.
NewTV
Perkins School for the Blind
Pri-Med
Seyfarth Shaw
Silicon Valley Bank
Sodexo @ Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Special Olympics
Star Market, Chestnut Hill
Starbucks (Boston)
Stop and Shop
Target
Tedeschi’s Food Shops
The Mentor Network
The Salty Dog
TJ Maxx
UMASS Lowell
Urban Outfitters
VERC Briteway Carwash
VERC Enterprises
VERC Gulf
Walmart
Whole Foods Brighton
YMCA
Why should YOU work with Best Buddies Jobs?


On-the-job training at the beginning of employment ensures that the employee is provided with the support and training to perform the necessary functions of his job, without creating additional work for the employer.


Hiring a person with a intellectual disability adds diversity to your workforce 
BBJ staff can work with you to identify resources on tax credits to offset the costs of accommodations, if necessary.




How can Best Buddies Jobs help YOUR business?
  • 
BBJ puts you in contact with a pool of qualified and enthusiastic candidates
  • 
BBJ provides individualized placement, on-the-job training and long-term support for employees with IDD.
  • BBJ staff is available to train your staff on a variety of disability-related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
For more information, please contact:



Janna Rayworth | Program Supervisor, Jobs

E-Mail: JannaRayworth@bestbuddies.org
Phone: (617) 778-0522
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