The Arc of Tuscaloosa County

Hire Our Workforce

The Arc of Tuscaloosa County has a very successful community-based employment program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our workers are skilled, reliable and motivated. They don't just need a job; they want a job! The Arc has contract arrangements with companies who need supervised work crews.

Individual Placement:

Many area companies employ people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who become indispensable members of their workforce. Arc staff works with prospective employers to find the right job candidate to meet their needs. Though the individual is on the company's payroll and receives company benefits once hired, an Arc-paid employment support specialist, or job coach, trains the new employee until they meet all job requirements. The job coach then stays connected to the employer and employee, perhaps on a weekly basis or as more training is necessary.

The Arc supports workers who are employed directly by area companies in many kinds of work including: food service, office support, custodial, retail stocking, assembling, and customer service.

For more information about Individual Job Placement opportunities, contact Tim Green at 205-758-1875

Placement and Training:

Arc staff will recommend qualified job candidates for your consideration. We provide on-site training and supervision at no additional cost to you. In the case of individual placements who you hire, our coaches remain on the job with the individual for a period of time to ensure a successful transition and quality assurance. Our commitment to your business continues throughout the employee's service to your company. If you engage teams or crews of Arc workers through contract, Arc supervisors remain with the workers.

Benefits to Businesses:

History and achievement. Our workers have earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence and hard work with area businesses. Because each company's personnel needs are different, our Palk Enterprises and PESE Centers will work with you to determine your specific job requirements and we then tailor our services to fulfill those expectations.


Get involved with The Arc of Tuscaloosa County through the gift of your time as a volunteer. Volunteers can be placed in a variety of settings and times according to interests and availability.
For more information, contact Delshonda Thomas at 205-556-4900.


To apply for a career with the Arc of Tuscaloosa, visit our application page:

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