Hire Babcock: Solutions for Employers

The Babcock Center can connect employers to an untapped pool of hardworking, reliable resources — individuals who are ready to work! Our participants are in search of career opportunities where they can fully utilize their skills and contribute to their community.

What’s the Value to Employers?

Cost-Effective, Scalable Staffing

Whether you need an individual for a full-time position or a group for a specific project, we can help. The Babcock Center offers cost-effective, flexible models for supported employment:

  • Group Employment: We can put together a team for short-term or long-term projects of any size. Whether it’s an urgent request for a single event or ongoing support for standard business operations, we’ve got you covered. The work can take place at your location or at one of Babcock’s work activity centers.
  • Individual Employment: With our most popular model, you can hire a Babcock participant to fill a permanent role in your workforce.

Hassle-Free Human Resource Management

When you partner with Babcock, we remove the administrative burden. Talk to us about your business need and we’ll take it from there. Our support includes:

  • Delivering qualified, pre-screened employees
  • Benefits administration
  • On-the-job training and ongoing coaching
  • Employee transportation

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there specific types of work you can support?

Babcock participants have been successful in a wide range of roles serving various industries.
We encourage employers to talk to us about any business needs. You may be surprised by the
types of support — and level of quality — our participants can deliver. With that in mind, here
are some of the most common areas of support:

  • Carpentry
  • Assembly line operations
  • Bulk mail preparation and distribution
  • Courtesy clerks
  • Lawn care
  • Merchandise stocking
  • Custodial and janitorial services
  • Food and beverage services

What types of tax credits could apply?

The federal government provides tax credits and deductions to help raise employment rates for
individuals with disabilities. The amount an employer receives will depend on the business size
and the number of annual hires.

  • Work Opportunity Credit: Up to 40% of the first $6,000 in wages paid for each new
    hire for the first year of employment, with a maximum tax credit of up to $2,400 per new
    hire
  • Barrier Removal Tax Deduction: $15,000 per year for the removal of architectural or transportation barriers to comply with applicable accessibility standards.
  • Disabled Access Credit: An annual tax credit of 50% of expenditures over $250, not to exceed $10,250, for a maximum benefit of $5,000 for small businesses earning a maximum of $1 million in revenue or having fewer than 30 full-time employees.

Contact

To learn more about what Babcock can do for your business, please contact:

Aurora Young-Smith, Assistant Director of Employment Support
Phone: 803-799-1970, ext. 130
Email: ayoung-smith@babcockcenter.org.