HireAble is a collaboration between three non-profit human service agencies, Contra Costa ARC, Futures Explored and East Bay Innovations.

These groups provide job training and support for employees and employers, in an effort to break the cycle of unemployment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

What kind of businesses does HireAble work with?
HireAble works with all kinds of organizations and businesses, such as restaurants, hotels, film industry, and renewable energy companies. The only requirement is that the workplace is located in Alameda and/or Contra Costa counties.

What kind of services does HireAble provide?
HireAble’s nonprofit human services agencies provide programs that offer employment support to both employees and businesses. These services include:

  • Training for employees with IDD to prepare them for the workforce
  • Long-term support services for employees with IDD to help ensure they
    maintain success throughout their career
  • Prescreened candidates for employers to select from, making it easy and
    successful for both the employer and employee


HireAble in the Media:


From the East Bay Times:

My Word: Makes good business sense to hire those with disabilities

“Bay Area businesses can set an example of inclusive, diverse and productive workplaces. It starts with programs like HireAble and it thrives with companies who are forward thinking and want the best not only for society, but for their company.”

Read the full article here


Questions about HireAble?

West and East Contra Costa County:
Michelle Palmer of Contra Costa ARC

Alameda County:
Lori Kotsonas of EBI

Central Contra Costa County / Tri-Valley:
Jenny McKeon of Futures Explored




Getting Started with HireAble

Where can I go to learn more about HireAble?
You can visit HireAble’s website for more information: