I'm desperately trying to help to young men (one of them has been of them have been unemployed for over a year now, and both who have speech impediments as well, but this is not an impediment to what they're capable of doing) who are mentally challenged but have a pretty good track record in the business world, one of them is currently working from a barely lit basement on his own as a Mail Clerk/Messenger (the company that he works for has not promoted him in the five years that he's worked with them, but others who've worked there two to three years have gone on to higher positions), but he's willing to do other kinds of work and even volunteers with 'New York Cares' almost every weekend (he was given an award as volunteer of the year because he's so loyal at what he does). Please believe me when I tell you this is one young man you'd be proud to have as an employee in your company (he's even worked for the court system).
Both are clients of the Young Adult Institute, who've helped to place them in their jobs, but as of late they've had NO success with this agency or any other for that matter, and the young man who works as a Mail Clerk with NO chance of advancement is being told by his Job Coach to, "not rock the boat and to be satisfied with having a job" by continuing to stay in that barely lit basement, with NO hope of advancement (but he just keeps sending out resumes, by email and by taking them 'in person' to various employers, as well as hoping that perhaps one of those whom he works for at 'New York Cares' might hire him).
All they want is a chance to prove to employers (UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, and various others) what they can do, but employers don't seem willing to give them the chance to do so. So, would anyone happen to know what other 'avenues' they can use in their searches, with the hope (and prayer) that someone will hire them 'before this year closes'??? Thanks for any help that you can provide.