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Heartland helps disabled adults find jobs

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The Heartland Opportunity Center in Madera has provided paid work training, job exploration and independent living training for disabled adults for nearly four decades.

The nonprofit agency founded in 1973 has helped hundreds of mentally, physically and/or emotionally disabled adults in Madera County find job placement opportunities, said rehab coordinator Chris Hayes, who has been with the organization for 16 years.

However, in a tough economy, it’s increasingly harder to find jobs for hardworking clients.

“What we need are employers willing to give our clients open positions they may have,” Hayes said...


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