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Best Buddies Massachusetts Jobs
Best Buddies Jobs (BBJ) is a program that matches skilled and qualified individuals with intellectual disabilities with businesses who are searching for enthusiastic and dedicated employees.

Visit the Work Without Limits website to see Plymouth Rock Studios, Peter Johnson and Best Buddies Jobs featured in their headlining video!

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

What types of jobs are the Best Buddies Jobs participants looking for?
Best Buddies Jobs participants are looking to work in a many different areas.  Here are some typical places:

  • Law Firms or any office environment
  • Non-Profits
  • Child Care
  • Hotel and Food Services
  • Retail
  • Hospitals and Nursing Homes
  • Anywhere!!

Why should YOU work with Best Buddies Jobs?

  • Professional vocational staff analyzes and implements services to fulfill your employment needs
  • On-the-job training at the beginning of employment insures 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
  • Best Buddies Jobs 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?
  • Best Buddies Jobs puts you in contact with a pool of qualified and enthusiastic candidates
  • Best Buddies Jobs provides individualized placement, on-the-job training and long-term support for employees with intellectual disabilities
  • Best Buddies Jobs staff is available to train your staff on a variety of disability-related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
What makes Best Buddies Jobs unique?
Best Buddies Jobs (BBJ) is a freestanding, community-based program offered at no cost to an employer. BBJ works with an employer to assess the company's employment needs and then identifies a competent, productive and loyal employee to fulfill those needs.

After a suitable candidate is found, a job coach from BBJ provides on-the-job training and then phases out when the  employee is trained to the employer's  satisfaction. BBJ maintains contact with both the employee and employer on a monthly basis and a job coach is available for retraining, if necessary.

For more information e-mail Janna Raynworth or call 617-778-0522.
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