SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) has awared a $25,000 grant to Employment Horizons, a non-profit agency providing employment, training and job placement services to persons with disabilities and other disadvantages in the greater Morris County area.

The grant award will support the Employment Horizons' Career Development Services division in assisting individuals with disabilities to obtain employment, and will assist Employment Horizons in providing job placement services to individuals with special needs. 

Career Development Services staff help each person referred for services to identify an employment goal, focusing on their strengths and addressing barriers to secure the best possible job match. Individuals may learn job search skills such as developing a resume, completing applications and interviewing. Following job placement, individualized job coaching is provided to learn job tasks, teach self-advocacy skills, develop soft skills, and to provide emotional support.  

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The SAPF support will enable Employment Horizons to expand job placement capacity through the addition of a full-time Job Developer, meeting a critical need necessitated by a rapidly growing demand for services. In addition to assisting individuals with finding employment, Employment Horizons’ Job Developers have embraced technology through the use of a virtual job interview training program.     

For more information about the Summit Area Public Foundation visit sapfnj.org. For further information regarding  Employment Horizons, visit emhorizons.org or contact Maria Verducci-Florio at 973-538-8822, ext. 240, or mariaflorio@ehorizons.org.