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Discover A Reliable Workforce

It’s Not Charity, It’s Smart Business

You want a job?  You’ve come to the right place.  We will help you find a job that job you like, and help you keep it!

Did you know? 

There is an 85% unemployment rate among adults with disabilities nationally.  The Arc of Hilo’s vision is to help every adult with a disability in Hawai’i County get a job that works for them!

Work for Arc of Hilo

If you’ve graduated from your high school’s special education program, or you have a qualifying disability and looking for employment, we may have job openings on our commercial crews.

Job Development & Coaching

If you want a job within a specific field, we can help you with job development and coaching support.  You must be eligible for waiver services: How to Apply - Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD)  and Department of Vocational Rehabilitation 

Still in High School?

Or, if you’re still in high school, between the ages of 16 and 22, and want to start your career exploration journey, join our Career Exploration program today!

The Arc of Hilo offers participants full or part-time paid employment on our contracted work crews at various private, county, state, and federal locations.

Our job coaches prepare individuals with disabilities for competitive employment in the community while employed on one of our contracted work crews. Coaching includes identifying the individual's interests and skill, and assessing the areas that need improvement so we can help each person succeed. We offer hands-on training and support for interviews and other job skills for successful transition to employment.

Our contracts may be in specific areas as listed below or occur in the greater business community and prepares people to work in many different positions in the community.

Basic training areas:

  • Commercial Laundry
  • Grounds Keeping/Yard Services
  • Commercial Janitorial Services
  • Hospitality and Food Services