Garten's mission is to support people with disabilities in their effort to contribute to the community through employment, career, and retirement opportunities.
Our actions increase society's awareness of human potential.

Community Job Placement Services

People with disabilities constitute an amazing pool of talent that is often overlooked.
Garten works closely with Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services, county offices for Developmental Disabilities, and area brokerages to provide employment supports to individuals with disabilities referred by these organizations. Garten staff specialize in carefully matching individuals with special abilities to community jobs in which they will succeed.
In the process, everyone “wins”.
Employers discover employees with skills, talents and abilities that have often formerly been untapped.
After referral by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, service coordinator or personal agent, Garten staff carefully assess and provide training for those individuals.
Garten focuses on serving people with disabilities while also serving our community, as we all live and work together. We strive to offer people with disabilities the opportunity for personal growth and meaningful life experience through their work.
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Frequently Asked Questions on the “Governor’s Order” FAQ CIE

Links to more information on Community Employment in Oregon Employment First website

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For More Information Contact:

Lynn Wiles
Community Employment Manager
(503) 316-3950 ext. 3907
(Garten South Salem)
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Office work:
• Mail opening & sorting
• Date stamping
• Preparing mailings
• Collating, stuffing
• Assembling materials
• Photocopying & faxing
• Document shredding
• Document scanning
• Alphabetizing
• Indexing
• Data entry
• Filing
• Training room maintenance
• Break room cleanup

Retail / hospitality:
• Product processing
• Dressing room attending
• Greeting
• Cart attending
• Unloading trucks
• Grounds keeping
• Trash removal
• Dishwashing
• Table bussing
• Hostessing
• Room cleaning
• Laundry

Manufacturing / distribution:
• Assembly
• Packaging
• Disassembly
• Sub-assembly
• Box-making
• Picking & packing
• Heat sealing
• Labeling
• Carton sealing
• Metering
• Paper sorting
• Cardboard compacting
• Recycling and refurbishing