Providing Meaningful Employment

For People With Disabilities

AbilityOne Overview

Goodwill’s AbilityOne program provides part-time job opportunities for individuals with severe disabilities. All AbilityOne positions help employees build skills both independently and in team settings. All positions provide accommodations to help ensure long-term employment, and AbilityOne employees work with Goodwill Omaha’s team to ensure successful, long-term job placements.

AbilityOne jobs include custodial and postal services for our federal government partners: the Zorinsky Federal Building in Omaha; the Denney Federal Building in Lincoln; U.S. Strategic Command in Bellevue; and Offutt Air Force Base.

AbilityOne participants are paid according to the federal wage determination, which starts at more than $11 an hour. In 2020, we employed 113 people in the program, and 92 identified as having a disability.

Program Requirements & Specifications

If you have a documented disability and the desire to work, then AbilityOne may be right for you.

  • AbilityOne positions have lifting requirements ranging from 20 to 75 pounds, depending on the position.
  • Certain positions require a driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • In some cases, employees need to read and write moderately well.
  • Goodwill Omaha provides transportation assistance from select contract locations at a minimal cost, but we ask that all employees arrange their own transportation to the pickup site each scheduled workday.
  • AbilityOne participants are eligible for benefits such as life insurance, a retirement plan, and paid vacation and holidays.

Access to Job Training & Placement Changes Lives

Get to know the people who have found purpose and fulfillment by participating in our AbilityOne program.

Paul’s Story

Paul’s dedication and stellar performance at his part-time job through the AbilityOne program landed him a full-time job as a production associate at the Goodwill Omaha Wearhouse.

Apply for AbilityOne Today

If you or a loved one is interested in part-time work in a supportive and integrated work environment, consider the AbilityOne program. Simply fill out an interest form and someone from our team will contact you.

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