CI Employment Services


CI Employment Services (CIES) assists people with disabilities or other barriers as they find meaningful employment in our local community. Job seekers can utilize their unique skills in positions suited to their abilities while local businesses benefit from hiring valuable, quality employees. CIES staff are experts in assisting people with gaining employment, assessing their challenges and identifying how to best promote their wide range of skills to employers.

Job Seeker Services

We help job seekers with disabilities and other barriers obtain and maintain employment through a variety of ways. This includes: job placement at a competitive wage business, job search and skills training, job development and job carving, career counseling and resume building, personalized job coaching and assessment services.

Employer Services

Our team of professional, dedicated Employment Consultants help all types of businesses find innovative solutions for their staffing needs. We provide customized job training and hands-on learning to make sure our job seekers understand their duties, and we offer ongoing training and continued support to both the employee and employer. Our services can help employers foster more diverse, inclusive workplaces.

Student Services

We don’t work with just adults – we have several options for high school students. Services include School to Work, where high school students receive educational credit for completing trial work experiences. Work Based Learning is an option in which students referred by DVR gain real-life work experience. Work Place Readiness students learn important skills to prepare them for interviews and jobs. Job shadows are another way students can learn more about a local business.

Current Partners Include:

  • 360 Automotive
  • AMC Theater
  • Benton City Public Library
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Grocery Outlet
  • Hop Jack’s
  • Hubby’s Pizza
  • Ice Harbor Brewery
  • Life Care Center of Kennewick
  • Mama Mia’s Pasta Factory
  • Ranch and Home
  • Rite-Aid
  • Walgreens
  • Yoke’s Fresh Market

Please contact us today if you’re a job seeker interested in using our services or a business who wants to learn more about employing people with disabilities.


“Jason helps to make us a better company. He works hard to perform his job duties and his smile is infectious! We are proud to have him as an integral part of our team.”

Mike Campbell
Campbell & Company


“We have used Columbia Industries on a couple of occasions. They were very attentive and quick to address any concerns there might be. They took the time to train new employees to ensure that they would be successful in their jobs. It has been a pleasure working with Columbia Industries, and I would recommend them to others.

Darrell Toombs
Yoke’s Fresh Market








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