Current Activities

Employment First Collaborative Team Activities

Abilities Work Portal
The Florida Abilities Work Portal in the Employ Florida Marketplace is designed to meet the needs of Florida employers looking to hire qualified job seekers with disabilities and the job seekers who are trying to find that next great job. Employers can list available jobs on the Employ Florida Marketplace website and search for potential employees who have disabilities by contacting the Help Desck for Employers. Job seekers with disabilities can search for available jobs on the Employ Florida Marketplace.

Help Desk for Employers
The Abilities Work Help Desk is a resource for employers and job seekers with disabilities in navigating the disability support system as seamlessly as possible and to link employers to a qualified workforce. For assistance, please call the Abilities Work Help Desk toll-free at (844) 245-3405 or email AbilitiesWorkHD@vr.fldoe.org.

Employment First Messaging Video
On October 20, 2014 the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council released a request for proposals (RFP #2014-EM-11800) to develop an effective and impactful video/DVD with general messaging about Florida’s Collaborative Employment First efforts. Read the request. 

Employment First Collaborative Training Project
The Center for Social Capital through a contract with the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council is conducting a review of existing national core competencies and standards for employment services providers and based upon the outcome of the review will identify a core set of standards that lead to high quality employment services. The core standards will be used to review the wide range of existing trainings available in Florida.