We Build Careers,
Not Just Jobs
Finding competent and dependable employees is one of the greatest challenges business leaders face. People with disabilities have the talents, skills and abilities you need. They are reliable, enthusiastic and some of the most loyal employees you will find.
Many of America’s finest companies seek and hire people with disabilities, and they have found it to be an appropriate and effective business move. Why not join them?
Our talented team of Job Coaches and Employment Specialists
help transition people with disabilities in obtaining meaningful jobs across Tampa Bay.
Employment for Everyone
PlacementWorks, their clients and their business partners have continually enjoyed a greater than 92% Successful Outcome Rate for the last 5 years!
It’s time for you to enjoy success like that with your team!
We work with the Florida Department of Education and the Division of
Vocational Rehabilitation to build each applicant’s skills in order to become job ready.
We help individuals discover their interests and talents as we prepare them for success and sustainability.
Our team of professionals help each client with implementing their sustainability plan and tackling any issues that arise.
What We’re Known For
Joy of a first paycheck!
“What do you do?” is often a question we ask anyone we are meeting for the first time. Imagine the pride of announcing where you work for the first time.
Happy to be here!
Being part of a team is an important aspect of working. PlacementWorks supports its clients so they are supporting you!
Giving a person with a disability a shot is all about creating a stronger community. Every member within the community wins when there is inclusion and diversity.
Thank You To All The Businesses And Professional Employers That Work With PlacementWorks!
Our Unique Agency
Christy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Vocational Evaluator and the President and Founder of PlacementWorks. Christy founded PlacementWorks in 2000 while working as a Vocational Evaluator and Licensed Mental Health Counselor for Vocational Rehabilitation.
Christy’s philosophy of “there is a job for everyone” was established while finding employment for individuals with mental health diagnoses. Her experience taught her the strong connection and relationship between improved employment and improved mental health. Christy is a passionate advocate for individuals with disabilities and can proudly state that PlacementWorks achieved a 92% successful outcome rate for their clients this past year, a testament to the great staff she has assembled and to her leadership!
Employment Services Director
PlacementWorks was very pleased to welcome Mona Andrews to their team of professionals in the beginning of 2013! Mrs. Andrews has extensive experience as a specialist in coaching and sales. Mona has worked with speakers from all over the world, including persons who have physical, emotional, and/or behavioral challenges.
Mona’s foremost passion is assisting and inspiring others to achieve the best results possible in all aspects of life, but especially in meaningful employment. Mona brings over 30 years of knowledge, enthusiasm and experience to our PlacementWorks team!
Senior Employment Specialist
Steve Brown is a Master Electrician with extensive experience in assisting individuals entering the work world. In 1994, he was contracted through the Department of Education, Career Opportunity Center.
In 2004, Steve began working with PlacementWorks, where he developed community-based work sites for individuals with disabilities to participate in realistic and simulated onsite work evaluations with actual employers. In 2006, Steve not only began providing all phases of job coaching services, but as a certified CPR instructor, he provided training and certification for those applicable consumers to facilitate and enhance their potential to secure employment. Along with Steve’s expertise, is his desire to assist individuals with disabilities to become successfully employed by focusing on their capabilities. Steve is a definite asset to PlacementWorks and to the individuals we serve!
Carrie Dunn is the Office Manager for PlacementWorks and has been employed with PlacementWorks since 2008. Carrie retired after 35 years with the State of Florida where 30 years of her employment was with Vocational Rehabilitation.
Carrie’s experience with the State gives her a wealth of knowledge from both a practical and administrative standpoint. Another interesting and important fact about Carrie is that she is the granddaughter of the notorious Louise Graham of The Louise Graham Training Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. Carrie’s heritage provides her with the strong perspective of seeing the capabilities of individuals with disabilities!
This is a typical employer review from Jon Webster of Centerplate Tampa Bay Rays:
“We could use 8 more employees just like Michael!”
PlacementWorks matches high caliber people – individuals with disabilities who are loyal and committed to their employers. Putting people to work starts a chain of events that positively impacts our local economy.
The truth is none of this would be possible, this marriage between us and these young people that are coming to work for us, would be possible without the real hard work and the diligent effort of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors. The VR counselors have been absolutely stellar and they are the unsung heroes. They are actually the ones in the background making sure that it all meshes really well together and that everybody’s got what they want, you know, a good place, a good placement, a good place to work, good employers that are understanding and compassionate and it works out really well.
Mayor Rick Kriseman
Mayor, St, Petersberg
Having Vocational Rehab working with PlacementWorks really helps get folks ready and in positions where they can get jobs and really feel like they’re part of the community. This has been really important to us. It’s important to the city, it’s important to this community in Pinellas County and we’re just thankful to have both these great organizations here. None of this happens without having a great partnership and so it takes the employer, it takes Vocational Rehab and it takes PlacementWorks all working together in a collaborative cooperative spirit and that’s what really makes the magic happen.
Senior Partner, Orsini & Rose Law Firm
“PlacementWorks is really great. Very professional, very thorough, and they’re also really easy to talk to – they understand. It’s not like you are talking to a giant faceless corporation, they are there to advocate for their client, but they’re also there to help our firm.”
Chief Building Official
Krista came to us as a temporary employee to help with the process to scan documents into an electronic format. shortly after being hired in that position we encouraged her to apply for an opening down here in the first floor in our codes and permit tech position, and she was by far the best applicant. We put on blinders when it comes to the physical capabilities of a person, I mean Krista stepped up in every imaginable way.
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We are very proud of the collaborative effort in placing people with disabilities into local employment. PlacementWorks, in conjunction with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation works very hard to match a candidate with an awesome employer.
Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us for our ribbon cutting on Friday, February 8th! We are grateful for your love and support. Check out the album of photos from the event on our Facebook page as well.
Thank You To All The Resturants And Food Service Employers That Work With PlacementWorks!
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4422 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33711