New Star clients within our Employment Program offer your organization an effective staffing solution, providing you with a pipeline to dedicated and motivated employees. Our Employment Specialists partner with you throughout the on-boarding process. To ensure successful placement and retention, we provide a variety of ongoing supports such as job coaching, one-on-one onsite training, progress assessments, and frequent communication with hiring managers.

A Win-Win

Businesses and organizations are hiring individuals with disabilities not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s good for their bottom line.

  • Increase your retention rate
    Employees with disabilities have a 50% lower turnover rate than those without disabilities. Our clients value the opportunity to become productive members of society. They look forward to going to work and are personally invested in making sure their job is done right.
  • Expand your eligibility for tax credits
    Employers who hire individuals with disabilities can be eligible for a variety of tax credits such as the Small Business tax credit and the Work Opportunity tax credit, which can range anywhere from $2,400 up to $15,000.
  • Enhance Productivity
    Individuals with intellectual disabilities have been ranked consistently from good to very good in national surveys when it comes to their productivity level. And companies such as Walgreens found that the accommodations they implemented for their workers with disabilities, ended up creating more efficient work processes that led to an increase in overall productivity.
  • SouthStar Services has a passion for extending a helping hand to our Community. This is apparent not only through the associates whom we have acquired through our partnership but the relationship we have forged with our Employment Specialist.

    Kim FogertyAssociate Support Department Supervisor, The Home Depot

For more information, please contact Erica Gibson at (708) 755-8030 ext. 3206 or