While I post legitimate work at home jobs each week, and I even occasionally stumble upon a work at home job that is especially suited for the disabled, I have to admit, this is an area that has not received enough attention on this site. My "big" contribution to the subject amounts to a blog post I did over two years ago titled, Work from Home Jobs for the Disabled.
That post talked about an organization known as the National Telecommuting Institute (NTI), which describes itself as follow:
National Telecommuting Institute (NTI) is a unique educational/job-matching organization pioneering the development of telework jobs for Americans with disabilities.However, not all of the comments on my prior blog post were positive about this organization.
Recently, I've been receiving comments about an organization known as J. Lodge Corporation. Those comments (assuming they can be trusted, and I assume they can), seem to indicate that J.Lodge is the answer for many of those who are disabled and are trying to find work at home. On its website, J. Lodge explains:
Our agents, despite having suffered an illness or injury during their professional career, still yearn for the opportunity to apply their skills within a business environment. Recognizing this need, J.Lodge structured our entire employee model around the physically disabled - providing them a platform to succeed by allowing them to apply their expertise to our client base. This employee model has been the backbone of J.Lodge's success and is what differentiates our company from our competitors.The company provides services to its clients in the area of call monitoring services (for quality control purposes), call center services, and what they call "All America Works", which they describe as their "Professional contract staffing service focused on placing physically disabled Americans in fulfilling, work at-home jobs."
The company's Website says it is actively recruiting and hiring individuals for Technical Analyst, NonTechnical Analyst and Customer Service Specialist positions. The application process involves completing a series of online tests, which they say takes from 45 minutes to an hour to complete (you do not have to complete the entire test in one sitting). If your experience and skill level matches their needs, a Human Resources representative will contact you about the next steps in the process, which can include an in-person interview at your home office - there is no need for applicants to travel.
I found no complaint record for J. Lodge in a Better Business Bureau search and saw no negative comments about them in a Google search, either. Ironically, some of the NTI material suggests that they refer workers to J.Lodge, but I'm not sure if that's accurate or not.
At any rate, I'm hoping that a new source for work at home jobs for the disabled has come forth. I'm very interested in hearing about your first-hand experiences with J. Lodge if you contact them, or if you are already working for them. I strongly encourage you to leave your comments here on this post or join in the discussion in the forum. I have created a new folder called Work at Home for the Disabled.
It's tough for anyone to find work at home, but the disabled have additional hurdles they have to face every day. I'm hoping to do a series on the topic of work at home jobs for the disabled in the future, so your stories, your experiences and ideas are most welcome!
Read the Prior Post on Work at Home for the Disabled
Visit the J. Lodge Website
Join the Work at Home Jobs for the Disabled Discussion in the Forum
Read the Stories of Those Who are Disabled and Need to Work from Home