EmplOyabilities

ORI’s EmployAbilities Program provides essential job-related services that enable individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities to gain and maintain fulfilling employment in today’s market.

ORI works with more than 75 businesses placing hundreds of individuals with disabilities in community work settings. Our Job Development Team and Coaches work closely with the employee and employer, providing work site assessment, training and supportive services. We are able to utilize our size, reputation, Business Advisory Council and community involvement to access the hidden job market.

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Wood Products

At ORI's Third & Ash location, more than 50 employees find fulfilling and satisfying work producing general woodwork and custom cutting products for many local, regional, and national wood products companies.

Many of these companies depend on ORI products to maintain their own production goals and meet deadlines.
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Katie's Kookies

Katie's Kookies is an all natural dog treat company started by Katie Rolf, a vision-impaired client of ORI, and her grandmother 15 years ago.

Katie's Kookies gives meaningful employment to people with disabilities while providing a quality product for the community. There truly is a little heart in each bag.
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Work Crews

ORI's Work Crews program provides work opportunities to people in a supported community work environment.

There are a variety of crews providing construction cleanup, manufacturing production and assembly, downtown cleanup, and seasonal fire-refurbishing services. Crews can also be scheduled for seasonal yard clean up.
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Packaging & Delivery

ORI has a long history of on-site packaging, assembly, and bulk mailing services for many of Missoula's top businesses. In addition to product assembly, ORI employees with disabilities provide bagging, blister packing, shrink wrapping, and more. Our mailing services processes hundreds of thousands of pieces annually. All services provide meaningful employment opportunities to people with disabilities in our community.
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Shredding Services

ORI Employees provide shredding services for Missoula's business community.

The shredding operation is located at 501 Ash Street. ORI employee's take the hassle out of shredding by removing staples, binders and clips.

Cost for shredding is 50 cents per pound. If you would like more information on the ORI Shredding program please click the link below.
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ORI’s EmployAbilities Program provides essential job-related services that enable individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities to gain and maintain fulfilling employment in today’s market.

ORI works with more than 75 businesses placing hundreds of individuals with disabilities in community work settings. Our Job Development Team and Coaches work closely with the employee and employer, providing work site assessment, training and supportive services. We are able to utilize our size, reputation, Business Advisory Council and community involvement to access the hidden job market.

JOB COACHING

ORI provides support to clients, facilitating a successful employment relationship between employer and employee. ORI support includes assistance in developing work skills, as well as problem solving, decision making and communication skills. Support, tailored to the needs of each individual situation, may be for the long term or temporary. The goal is successful employment!

JOB DEVELOPMENT

ORI’s Job Development Team consistently researches local job opportunities and provides support and job placement expertise that allows each candidate to successfully compete for local job openings.

EMPLOYMENT ASSESSMENT

ORI provides Employment Assessment services, which are designed to gauge an individual’s strengths in a work setting as well as identify potential barriers that demonstrate a need for extra support. The goal of Work Assessments and Community-based Evaluations is long-term successful employment experiences for both the employee and employer.

Business Advisory Council

ORI’s Business Advisory Council (BAC) is made up of local business leaders and employment specialists who work to increase local employment opportunities for ORI clients. Current members of the Business Advisory Council are:
Tom Sullivan –  Missoula Job Service
Jeanne Stone – Vocational Rehabilitation
Lori Cummings – Quality Maintenance Enterprises
Cindy Smith – Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
Adam Ragsdale – Missoula Housing Authority
Marcie Briggs – University of Montana
Hal Pulling – Retired ORI Employment Consultant
Heather Halter – City of Missoula Human Resources
Connie Bauer – Occupational Therapist