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Julissa Gonzalez
ph 407.218.4300 ext. 4368
fax 407.218.4301

New Program Creates Jobs for Adults with Disabilities

Orlando, Florida (March 22, 2012) – With the national unemployment rate for people with disabilities reaching nearly 40 percent, these individuals suffer the highest unemployment rate of any group in the nation.

Quest, Inc. – one of Central Florida’s largest providers of services to people with disabilities – will be introducing a new secure document destruction service to the community on April 3. This new service, named Quest Shreds, collaborates with Patterson Pope and AbilityOne to employ adults with disabilities and will offer document shredding services in the greater Orlando area.

Organizations like Quest offer workplace skills training and match people with jobs that are both the right fit for them and their employer. While improving the quality of life for people of all abilities, Quest’s vocational programs also give them a chance to experience real-world job prospects. Being employed enables these adults to enjoy earned income and success and can also provide new opportunities they may not have otherwise had.

In its initial stages, Quest Shreds will employ up to 10 individuals on a part-time basis, with an overall goal of eight full-time employees and an ongoing number of part-time positions.

An open house will be held onsite at 2729 Hansrob Road in Orlando to celebrate the official launch of the program. Members of the community are invited to join Quest between 2pm - 4pm to view the new operation firsthand and even bring their documents to shred at no charge!

About Quest, Inc:

Quest helps people with disabilities achieve their dreams of going to school, having a job, living on their own, and experiencing summer camp. As Central Florida’s largest provider of these services, Quest makes a difference in the lives of more than 1,000 people each day and has been part of our community for nearly 50 years. For more information about Quest, visit