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Elevating Employment Outcomes
READY to GO to WORK? How much should I be paid? You should be paid at least $7.25 for every hour you get work. If you get paid less, that is considered subminimum wage.
What if I am not getting paid that much? You can talk to… • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) • Community Rehabilitation Provider • American Job Center (AJC) • Employment Network • The Arc • Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT)
Who helps me get a job?
What if I still need help? You can get help from the Arc and Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT). The Arc is a nonprofit advocacy organization. DRT is the state’s protection and advocacy system.
Your Local Contacts: AJC
Here are the people that can help you: • American Job Center (AJC) www.jobs4tn.gov • Job Corps www.jobcorps.gov/Home.aspx • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) • DIDD Intake Case Manager • Community Rehabilitation Provider • Employment Network
Job Corps DIDD Intake VR DRT Arc Other
How much money do I need to live in my own place?
Your Case Manager is:
You will need to be able to pay rent, utilities, food, and some extra. To figure it out you can use the calculator tool at: http://livingwage.mit. edu/states/47/locations/
TennesseeWorks is a partnership of agencies and organizations working together to improve employment outcomes for young people with disabilities.