TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Impact Health and Fitness and Opportunity Services have joined forces to provide employment assistance opportunities for Tallahassee residents with disabilities.
This is a collaborative partnership between business and community members who wish to gain access to jobs within the community but need support in reaching their employment goals. Opportunity Services pays for the new employee to work at the employer for a specified period of time. At the end of the specified period of time the employer makes a determination whether to hire the employee on a permanent basis.
"This is an excellent way to build a bridge between business and community to provide employment opportunities for those who are having a challenging time in securing work," said Matt Stager, Owner of Impact Health and Fitness and President of Health Impact Partners, Inc. "We are pleased to provide opportunities to members of our community who are facing barriers to steady employment. Thus far, we have had great success with new employees coming through Opportunity Services."
"We are very excited to be able to work with employers like Impact Health and Fitness who understand the importance of our work," said Allyson Ostwalt, Employment Specialist at Opportunity Services. "Their willingness provides important opportunities for our clients. By opening up their business they help put people to work by offering a welcoming and nurturing environment. It truly is a win-win situation."
About Impact Health and Fitness
Impact Health and Fitness is Tallahassee's full-service holistic health and fitness facility. Under 26,000 square feet, Impact provides extensive cardiovascular and strength training equipment; 50+ Group Fitness Classes each week including yoga, pilates, Zumba and Ballroom Dancesport; access to chiropractic care and physical therapy services, massage therapy: childcare, tanning, towel service, pro shop; and a comprehensive personal training program which includes the Navy Seal developed TRX suspension training system. Impact is an active community participant and a member of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
About Opportunity Services
Opportunity Services is a non-profit organization that assists adults with disabilities in finding and maintaining employment in the community. They work closely with Vocational Rehabilitation to match individual skills and abilities with the needs and goals of the business. Opportunity Services has highly trained employment specialists prepare consumers for the work-place and offer training and on-going support so clients learn assigned job duties and become independent on the job. The organization serves a variety of job-seekers and has built professional relationships with many businesses throughout the Tallahassee area.
SOURCE Impact Health and Fitness