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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Restaurant Area Manager/ Business Unit Manager Round Table Pizza of Tri-Cities

This is NOT your typical restaurant Area Manager opportunity – it is bigger and better in so many ways! This is an opportunity to join a great community organization, Columbia Industries (CI), as we grow and increase our positive impact on the Tri-Cities region. It is also a chance to really “own” and drive a great family restaurant business, with great support from CI. We are looking for an experienced, high-energy and creative leader with deep multi-unit restaurant management experience, excellent leadership, communication and numbers/analytical abilities and a desire to help grow an already-successful restaurant operation.

We operate four franchised Round Table Pizza restaurants in the Tri-Cities. The stores are growing (up significantly this year) and well positioned for additional growth in the future. If you are ready for the challenge of being responsible for all aspects of a great business and you want to help us grow these locations, add more and increase RoundTable’s contributions to the great work CI is doing, we want to talk with you! Details are as follows:

Oversee all operational aspects of four Round Table Pizza restaurants in Tri-Cities, including staffing and scheduling; training and evaluation of team members; service provision; food preparation and handling; restaurant cleanliness; meeting of health standards and other regulatory requirements; food ordering; store opening and closing; cash management; maintaining operations in accordance with Franchise Agreements and Franchisor Brand Standards; implementing promotions and offers from Franchisor; identifying repair and maintenance needs and utilizing available resources to resolve them; and, analyzing and understanding both operational reports and financial results. Position will lead the process of establishing yearly budgets for each restaurant and the business overall and will be responsible for achieving those budgets. Oversees in-restaurant dining, delivery and carryout operations. Maintains direct relationship with the Franchisor and with CI-RT’s parent.

This position goes beyond the typical responsibilities of a restaurant Area Manager; it is responsible for all general management duties as the business unit manager, which will involve budget creation and strategic planning. The position reports to and works closely with the CEO of the parent company.

Experience Desired
Substantial restaurant operating experience, as both restaurant Manager/GM and Area Manager over multiple restaurants is necessary: Minimum 5 years restaurant-level management experience and 5 years multi-unit restaurant responsibility is desired. Experience recruiting, training, scheduling and evaluating staff is critical. High school diploma or equivalent required; college or graduate degrees desirable but not required.

Good leadership and communications skills; ability to operate independently and assume responsibility for all aspects of a business. Ability to be flexible and effective in shifting from one type of duty to another; responsive and accessible to all business needs. Ability to understand and analyze both operational reports (food costs, labor hours, sales trends, etc.) and financial information (P&L’s). Bright, motivated and positive. Cares about people and helps develop them. High level of customer service awareness and effectiveness. Responsible with and proactive in fulfilling all duties. Works well with people of all types. A good motivator and cheerleader. An inspiring and motivating leader and an effective 360-degree communicator in person as well as in writing. Good work/life balance and sense of humor are always a plus. Curiosity and practical creativity highly valued.

Compensation will include salary, commensurate with experience, plus bonus. Health benefits provided.

Application Process
Submit cover letter, resume and completed job application to Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA 99336. Application may be picked up at 900 S Dayton St, Kennewick or downloaded from our website at CI Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources, AA/EEO Employer. Position open until filled #1480
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