Nonprofit hiring disabled workers for IT jobs


Peckham is a vocational rehabilitation nonprofit that provides jobs and job training for people with disabilities and barriers to employment. Photo via

A nonprofit focused on jobs for people with disabilities and barriers to employment is looking for people to fill entry-level IT jobs.

Peckham, a Lansing-based organization with a Grand Rapids office, said it’s looking to fill up to 30 full- and part-time positions in Grand Rapids, providing technical support over the phone to federal agency employees.

The positions have a starting wage of $15.10 per hour, plus a $4.27 health and welfare benefit.

Peckham said it also has “many more openings” for free training to get people qualified for future positions.

There are several eligibility requirements for the jobs: be a U.S. citizen; pass a federal background check; have a high school diploma or GED; and have an interest in the IT field.

Peckham said people with CompTIA A+ Certification and help desk or contact center experience may be eligible for immediate hire.

Peckham’s mission is to provide "a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons with disabilities who are striving for greater independence and self-sufficiency."

The organization provides people with physical, cognitive, behavioral and socio-economic challenges "a platform" to demonstrate their abilities, learn skills, work and "enjoy the rewards of their success."

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