Although the unemployment rate of adults with special needs is declining, the rate of that decline is slow-going. It can be tough – even today, with companies becoming more and more willing to educate themselves about the differently-abled – for someone with Down Syndrome, Autism or a mobile impairment to find work. To help you in your job search, here are 10 great jobs in Dallas for adults with special needs:
Goodwill is a national company with a reputation of hiring those with special needs. There are a multitude of locations in the Dallas area, so if there are no job openings at one location, the likelihood of you finding another opening at a different location is fairly high. Right now, Goodwill is looking for clerks, cashiers and warehouse associates.
2. Home Depot
Home Depot is another nation-wide company that hires adults with Down Syndrome, Autism and other special needs. With locations in Plano, The Colony, Carrollton, Richardson, and many other Dallas suburbs, finding work will be as easy as performing a Google search. Currently, they’re looking for cashiers and customer service representatives.
Howdy Handmade is a small ice cream shop, created with the intention of employing those with special needs. In fact, the assistant manager (depicted in the title image) has Down Syndrome, so not only are there job openings available, but there’s also the potential for upward mobility.
4. Hugs Cafe
Like Howdy Handmade, Hugs Cafe was founded for the purpose of providing jobs to those with special needs. Each position is uniquely carved out to each employee’s specific capabilities. For a career with a great atmosphere and individual goals and expectations, apply today!
An international brand, Ikea is a furniture store with a grocery section and a food court, so the job possibilities here are more plentiful than at some of the other places in this list. Ikea stores are located in Frisco and Grand Prairie, with openings for retail associates, food service co-workers, and cashiers.
With so many locations in the Dallas area, the job openings are wide and well within reach. They’re hiring for cashiers, baggers, and stockers.