Addressing Barriers to Employment is a comprehensive workforce-development program for individuals with disabilities. No matter the barrier, no matter your level of experience, the County of Orange and Goodwill of Orange County are here to help you find employment.
In partnership with the Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB), Goodwill and the Orange County One-Stop Center will develop tailored job training, placement planning, and employment services suited to you and your needs and goals.
The program includes:
- Co-enrollment into Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Services
- Vocational Preparation and Social Adjustment (VPSA) Training
- Soft Skills Development Training
- Paid Work Experience Opportunities
- Job Placement Services
- Referral to the Orange County One-Stop Center and System
- One-on-One Guidance and Support from a Goodwill Job Coach and One-Stop Center Staff
Location of Services
Goodwill’s corporate office is located in Santa Ana, although services are provided throughout Orange County at a variety of community locations.
Hours of Operations
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding major holidays.
Participant’s hours vary depending on training needs and work experience worksite.
- Adults 18 years and older with disabilities.
This program is made possible by AB1111, the Removing Barriers to Employment Act, and delivered in partnership with the Orange County Workforce Development Board to individuals with disabilities living in Orange County.
This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is supported by the County of Orange and the Orange County Workforce Development Board. The program is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you have a question or concern regarding Nondiscrimination or Equal Opportunity regarding this program, please contact Jose Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no cost to the participants, families or care providers.