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Best Buddies and LifeSherpa Join Forces to Power Employment Support for Individuals with Disabilities

LifeSherpa is thrilled to announce our dynamic partnership with the Best Buddies Jobs Program, a pioneering initiative dedicated to securing meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). This collaboration is poised to revolutionize employment support and foster empowerment for individuals with IDD nationwide.

By integrating LifeSherpa’s cutting-edge platform, Best Buddies Jobs fortifies its commitment to empowerment, efficiency, and accessibility, revolutionizing job coaching efforts. This innovative partnership offers tailored training routines, providing crucial support at every stage of the employment journey. From pre-employment preparation to personalized job coaching and ongoing workplace support, LifeSherpa ensures comprehensive assistance for individuals with disabilities. This consolidated approach, spanning across 37 markets nationwide, not only enhances success rates but also streamlines compliance procedures, ensuring all introductory forms and paperwork are processed seamlessly.

“I am thrilled to integrate the LifeSherpa App into our program. This innovative tool will not only enhance efficiency and accessibility but also empower our participants with a newfound sense of independence. With LifeSherpa, we’re not just navigating careers; we’re charting paths to greater autonomy and fulfillment for every individual we serve,” states Christopher Dourov, Director of Best Buddies Jobs.

LifeSherpa shares this enthusiasm, “LifeSherpa is proud to be part of this transformative partnership, leveraging technology to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities at every stage of the employment journey,” says Doug Meeker, CEO and Co-Founder of LifeSherpa.

The Best Buddies Jobs program boasts impressive statistics, including:

  • Over 1,000 active job placements across 20 states in the U.S.
  • Approximately 350 individuals are currently in job development and employment preparation stages
  • Average Weekly Hours: 20.39
  • Average Wage: $16.18
  • Average Retention of Job placements: 92%
  • Partnerships with major companies like Accenture, MOD Pizza, Nike, and Wawa

The Best Buddies Jobs program matches skilled and qualified individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with businesses seeking talented candidates. Through the Jobs program, Best Buddies develops partnerships with employers, assists with the hiring process, and provides ongoing support to the employee and employer.

For further inquiries or media requests, please contact:

Doug Meeker
CEO & Co-Founder, LifeSherpa

For information about Best Buddies Jobs program, please contact:

Christopher Dourov
Director of Jobs, Best Buddies International

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