We are always eager to hear from potential new employers about their business needs. More job opportunities means getting more people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in today’s workforce.

Any company interested in exploring the opportunity for job placement is encouraged to “Contact Us!” All of our services are free-of-charge.

Facts about Hiring Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

We partner with a variety of employers (see below) and have a running total of over 40 individuals placed in independent jobs throughout the Portland tri-county area.

American Red Cross

Hearthstone at Murrayhill

Hillsboro Senior Center

Kaiser Permanente


Retail / Entertainment
Columbia Sportswear

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Fred Meyer

Grocery Outlet

Moda Center

Nike Employee Store

Nike Outlet Store

Oregon Zoo

Regal Cinemas

Teri Lingerie

Teen Challenge Resale & Donation



Food Service
Aramark @ Nike

Burger King

Eurest @ Intel

Killer Burger

Koi Fusion

McMenamins Grand Lodge

Pok Pok

Other Services

Cat Adoption Team

City of Hillsboro

Community Services Inc.

Cornelius Library

Edward’s Center


Ledding Library

New Life Baptist

North Clackamas School District

Pacific University

Self-Determination Resources Inc.


How to Help Employ with Abilities at Work

AAW appreciates its relationships with Metro area employers dedicated to diversity and inclusion in their workforce. AAW clients sport an array of skills from sorting, customer service, manual labor to computers.  If you are interested in becoming an AAW Employer, please contact DavidE@abiiltiesatwork.org for more information about onboarding, training andplacement.

Abilities at Work Thanks

AAW is proud to partner with Hitachi-HTA, a new Collaborating Partner and Holiday Gala & Workshop Presenting Sponsor. We cannot do this incredible work without the community. Thank you, Hitachi-HTA!
William G. Gilmore Foundation for their generous donation in support of AAW’s work promoting inclusive workplaces. On behalf of our clients and host employers we thank and appreciate you.
Oregon First for their generous donation in support of AAW's work promoting inclusive workplaces.  On behalf of our clients and host employers we thank and appreciate you.

Thank you to Country Financial, who is one of our Champion sponsors and is the food sponsor for our Summer Picnic. Thank you from all of us at Abilities at Work.