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What is the WorkWonders program?
GSG Talent Solutions operates under the state use contract called the “WorksWonders Program”. WorksWonders was implemented in 1978 by the Texas Legislature to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and chronic health conditions by offering opportunities for employment. This program is administered by Workquest, a private, nonprofit corporation that links Texans with disabilities to meaningful employment opportunities, improving the quality of life for thousands of individuals across the state.
The program provides products or services through Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs), and GSG Talent Solutions is one of two CRPs operating in the Austin area. Under the contract, it stipulates that 75% of our labor hours come from individuals with any kind of health condition that affects health and quality of life. This means we can have some individuals without a qualifying health condition, but we must make sure we do not fall outside the 75% contract requirement.
Under the terms of the contract, there is a large range of health conditions that can affect a person’s overall health and quality of life. To ensure that we maintain good data integrity, during the interview process we explain the contract and what health conditions qualify under the contract. Due to the broad range of qualifying health conditions, we find many people fall under the terms of the contract without even realizing it. That is why we take the time to explain the contract and give examples of some of the many qualifying health conditions that fall under the terms of the contract.
Many people facing disabilities are reluctant to discuss their condition(s) when searching for employment for fear that potential employers will associate disabilities with limitations.
At GSG Talent Solutions, we understand that disabilities have little to no relation to an individual’s skills and capabilities, and that all disabilities–physical, mental, or emotional, are valid. Our mission is to transform generations by empowering people through education, career training, and work. We’re dedicated to connecting qualified individuals to lasting employment–especially those facing barriers.
If you’re on the hunt for a new job and are afraid of being discriminated against or turned down for a position because of your disability, you can be assured that our policies and procedures are designed to protect and work alongside you throughout your job search with us. After all, nobody knows your disability better than you.
During our application process, we will ask you whether you have a disability, chronic medical condition, or any other physical limitations. Your answer is always kept confidential and is never shared with potential employers, nor does it affect your eligibility for a position.
When you apply for a job with GSG, you can feel assured that you have someone on your side that recognizes the assets and worth you add to the workplace.
“GSG is one of most outstanding and successful places I’ve ever had a chance to be a part of. The programs, academics, including job placement and assistance. Highly recommended for anyone who has motivation and needs team support. Absolutely outstanding employees motivated and driven to help anyone in any situation.”
“I have loved my experience thus far. I have had no real hiccups or issues in the onboarding process and have really enjoyed all of my interactions with the staff that helped to get me set up with my employer. I know that all representatives are just a phone call or email away and each and every one of them has a service-oriented heart.”
“I already have and will continue to recommend GSG Talent Solutions to anyone looking for a job. They have been very helpful to myself and a couple of friends, they put us in good-paying jobs that have stability and assisted with other needs until I was on my feet and able to support my family. Thank you GSG for being there for us in our time of need”
“My recruiter was absolutely amazing. She was helpful and high-touch. We suffered a catastrophic energy grid failure on my first day of work, and she helped me communicate with whomever I needed. She performed as part of the team, not simply someone sticking an applicant in a role.”
“I feel great with all of your help in finding me employment so fast. I can’t thank you enough! Keep up with the good work on serving the community.”
“I am challenged with the job that I am doing through GSG. I also get paid each week that really helps with budgeting. Thank you.”
“I enjoy the opportunity to work for a company that cares about people especially with disabilities.”
“Outstanding working culture and GSG’s staff is always on the lookout for its employees and their satisfaction.”
“Rikki Santaella is a great recruiter that kept me in mind for several months and continually submitted my resume to multiple positions over the months. Even though I didn’t get those offers she stuck with me and continued to push until I finally landed an offer. She was fantastic to work with and her dedication got me the job I really wanted and fit my skill set. Thank you Rikki!”
“I feel that your staff has equipped me with the tools that I needed to get where I am now.”
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