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Best Buddies Florida Jobs Program
Best Buddies Jobs (BBJ) continues the integration of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) into the community through supported employment. The program helps individuals attain and maintain jobs of their own choosing by providing ongoing support and training, enabling people with IDD to earn an income, pay taxes, and work in an environment alongside others in the community. Since its inception, Best Buddies Jobs has placed more than 500 individuals in integrated employment positions.

Best Buddies Jobs is a program that matches skilled and qualified individuals with IDD with businesses who are searching for enthusiastic and dedicated employees.

Why are we different from other programs?

Our purpose is to work with individuals to locate and keep a job in the community. We have had great success in finding many different types of jobs in professional environments. Companies we work with range from law firms and other corporate environments to jobs in retail and luxury hotels.

What will Best Buddies Jobs offer you, the job seeker?

A chance to be included in choosing a job that you will enjoy doing, while having the opportunity to earn competitive wages and receive promotions.

Some of the companies that employ people through BBJ in the Florida area include:
Florida Employers (Miami-Dade and Broward Area)
ENTERTAINMENT

Adrienne Arsht Center
Cobb Theatre
Lucky Strike Lanes Miami Beach
Niche Media, LLC
Royal Media
Sports Memorabilia
Service Systems Associates at Zoo Miami

FOOD SERVICE

Aventura Hospital
Independent Purchasing Cooperative
Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant
Levy Restaurants at Marlins Park
Publix Supermarkets, Inc. (Store #00794)
Sodexo at Barry University

HEALTH CARE

Baptist Health South Florida
Oliver-Pyatt Centers

HOSPITALITY

Courtyard by Marriott
Florida Linen Services
Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Turnberry Associates at Aventura

CLERICAL

City of Hialeah
Goldberg & Rosen, P.A.
Holland & Knight LLP (Miami & Ft. Lauderdale)
Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.
Trujillo, Vargas, Ortiz, & Gonzalez, LLP
Value Store It

RETAIL

Kmart of Key Largo (Store #9614)
Target of North Miami Beach
Whole Foods Market – pinecrest
Whole Foods Market – South Beach

SCHOOLS

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School
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