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Customized Employment: Introduction

The customized employment process is a flexible blend of strategies, services, and supports designed to increase employment options for job seekers with complex needs through voluntary negotiation of the employment relationship. The job seeker is the primary source of information and drives the customized employment process. The materials in this section define, describe, and further illustrate the process of customized employment.

Job Seeker Exploration: The Foundation of Customized Employment

Explains the process of understanding a job seeker's unique abilities, interests, goals and needs to provide the basis of Customized Employment.

Customized Planning: Creating a Blueprint for Job Development

Describes how to develop an individualized career profile to use when negotiating with potential employers.

Negotiating with Employers: A Critical Step in Customized Employment

Describes the process of identifying negotiation points that address both the job seeker's and employer's needs.

Customized Employment Q&A

A factsheet from the T-TAP project and the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor answers frequently asked questions about customized employment. Areas covered include determining job seekers' and employers' needs and neg

Customized Employment: A New Competitive Edge

An introduction to the concepts behind Customized Employment.

Customized Employment: Principles and Indicators

This article outlines the strategies that define Customized Employment.

Implementation of Customized Employment

Powerpoint presentation by Marc Gold & Associates on using customized employment strategies in One-Stop Career Centers. This presentation focuses on the options that might be utilized by One-Stop Center staff to create an integrated service team approach

Customized Employment: Updating Approaches to Help People Achieve Jobs They Want

An article on customized employment by a provider who is using this practice to assist people with significant disabilities find employment.