Supporters

WHAT YOU CAN DO?

EMPLOYERS
Since 1998, we have worked with individuals with disabilities to find work and achieve long-term success at work. The heart of any success require collaboration. Our goal is to drastically reduce the unemployment of individuals with disabilities who can and want to work. Employers, we need you to not only take the pledge, but to take action! We have worked with numerous employers throughout the years including:

Vons, Albertsons, Ralphs, Target, Walmart, Chevron, Akcee Bamboo, UCLA, Statewide Protective Services, Integrated Transportation Services, Inc., Best Buy, JFS Services, Flame Broiler, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, National Asian Pacific Center, AAA Parking, Home Depot, Sammy’s Wood Fired Pizza, Starbucks Coffee Company, The Salvation Army, Aflac, S.J. Amoroso Construction, Kmart, Wal-Mart, Skid Row Development CorporatioN, P&S Network, Court Yard Marriott Long Beach Hotel, HB Health Care Services, Gate Gourmet Inc., Ravco Constructions, Inc., Ultimate Personnel Services, Vanessa Hair Design, Sandra Ciseneros Learning Act, American Service Industries, Michael’s Arts & Craft, IESCO, Inc., Cedar Sinai, Altegra, JWCH Inc., The Academic Advantage, Embrace Care, 7-Eleven, Vector Marketing, Pet Smart, 5 Diamond Protection, Sanra Ciseneros Learning, Americo Marketing, Andrews International, Inc., Imperial Staffing, UPS, Fedex, Kimco, U.S. Federal Courts, Ralphs, Step By Step, Ross, Crenshaw Car Wash, Jasmine Center, Big Lots, Mervyns, Taco Bell, Big Lots, Food-4-Less, Jasmine Center, Green Forest Car Wash, Hustler Casino, TJ MAXX, Hollywood Park Casino, Rite-Aid, SMS Transportation, The Beach House, Perdue School, Inc., Heavenly Fish Palace, Prairie Place, Urban Blends, LMU, AMF Mar Vista Lanes, EZ-LUBE, Food-4-Less, Marshalls, Kai-Tez, Inc., Flame Broiler, American Guard Services and many others!

How You Can Help

Hire and individual with a disability and let the world know you are committed to equality by posting your pledge online. When you pledge with 31, you receive a beautiful proclamation from our team. Display your proclamation in a visible place in your business, and let us know when you’ve hired someone with a disability. Remember to get written approval and release forms to post individuals private disability status.

Post A Job For FREE

Polishing The Professional services are similar to an employment agency, except our services are FREE to employers. Our online job search engine, “The Job Search Buddy,” is designed to allow employers to post employment opportunities, FREE of charge. Employers receive a user name and password to post employment opportunity by logging onto www.TheJobSearchBuddy.com. Job Seekers are also provided access to our job bank with a user name and password so they can see your employment opportunities and apply to your open positions. However, instead of the application going directly to the employer, it is immediately sent to our recruiters for pre-screening to evaluate the candidates knowledge, skills and abilities for a possible match before the application reaches the employer, saving the employer valuable time and resources and identifying strong matches for the position.

Assessments | Pre-Screening

Polishing The Professional takes pride in helping our clients achieve success. To that end, all clients are required to be assessed to determine their preparedness for work. Prior to being connected with employers, PTP requires each client to be ready to work before placement can occur. In addition, we provide complete and extensive background checks which include, but is not limited to, previous employment history, education, criminal history, medical history and other issues which may impact work. This background evaluation is not intended to create barriers to employment, rather to aid our clients in making the correct choices for work options. This information is not shared with employers, but it allows us to guide our clients to an employer and position which they are more likely to obtain and allows for finding employment faster and increases long-term success and self-sufficiency.

What’s In It For You?

You get a pre-screened, qualified and dedicated employee as well as an opportunity to demonstrate corporate responsibility. As the old adage goes “It is better to give than to receive”. Giving the gift of dignity, self-sufficiency, and independence to others helps them to build self-esteem and strengthen the family, community while contributing to our overall well-being as a nation.

JOB SEEKERS/EMPLOYEES

Job Placement

Whether you’re seeking your first job in 30 years or looking to advance your career to the next level, we can help. Finding work, is oftentimes, hard work. Don’t go at it alone, we can help you! Our 17 years of relationship building with our valued employers may just be the edge you need to get your foot in the door. Call us now to see how we can help you. As always, our clients disability status is private, unless and until our client asks us to disclose such information for the purposes of employment and/or a reasonable accommodation.

Training:

Our services have been used by:

Executives requiring leadership training and development
Middle managers seeking transition into executive level careers
Former professional athletes transitioning from player to the next phase of their careers
High school and college graduates
Displaced and long term unemployed professionals
Veterans entering and re-entering workforce
Individuals with developmental disabilities and
Many others who aim to achieve success in the workforce.

If you would like more information about Polishing The Professional visit: www.polishingtheprofessional.com

SUPPORTERS

Become a supporter and take the pledge to support an individual with a disability to become gainfully employed! You don’t have to be an employer to take the pledge, nor do you have to be able to hire someone. You can show your support in many ways by helping individuals with disabilities find a job by helping them to complete applications, showing them how to search for employment, or recommending someone to an employer. But most importantly, take the pledge to make a difference!