At Creative Work Systems, our mission and our success wouldn’t be possible without our incredible Direct Support Professionals. In honor of Direct Support Professionals Week, we wanted to come up with a way to celebrate our DSP Team and highlight the life changing work that they do. Interested in becoming a Direct Support

For the seventh year in a row, Creative Work Systems, in partnership with Men’s Wearhouse and the CareerCenters of Maine, hosted a “Suits for Jobs” giveaway for disadvantaged job seekers needing professional attire. The event was held at the Greater Portland CareerCenter on Wednesday, September 30. Despite a torrential downpour lasting into

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Creative Work Systems and Men’s Wearhouse of South Portland will join forces to distribute professional suiting and attire to disadvantaged job seekers during its eighth annual “Suits for Jobs” giveaway. The event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Greater Portland CareerCenter, located at

Career Planning, a new program in Creative Work Systems’ Employment Services division, is changing the way people with disabilities seek employment. The program, which began in November 2014, consists of an in-depth exploration of a candidate’s goals, interests and skills, combined with an extensive recruitment of potential employers. While most employment programs

Employment Services Program Manager Shannon Hartmann has singled out Deb for her exceptional performance on the job. Deb, who has worked at TJ Maxx in Auburn for nine years, has received exemplary reviews and recently had her responsibilities drastically increased. “[Deb] is doing a fantastic job and has come really far in

Employment Services at Creative Work Systems continues to provide essential support for people with disabilities, currently helping more than 100 CWS participants obtain and keep employment. The program’s support includes not only finding the right match between job and participant, but also job readiness training, job development, and ongoing support. Employment Services

Friday, October 24, approximately 100 men attended “Suits for Jobs,” an opportunity for disadvantaged job seekers to obtain professional attire. The event was presented by Creative Work Systems in partnership with Men’s Wearhouse and the CareerCenters of Maine. The giveaway sought to empower men in need with appropriate clothing for interviews. Visitors

When Andy talked about finding his dream job, he wanted to work at Walgreens. It ‘s right down the street from his house and a place that he frequents. Although CWS had tried in the past to find people employment there, it just never worked out. Scott, a CWS job developer, decided

What are we most proud of…. Decreasing services When the employees of Creative Work Systems’ Employment Services were asked what they are most proud of, one of them was decreasing services. CWS was proud to provide less service. This resulted in less money CWS could bill the state and less coaches needed. But, more

The Portland Career Center helped 25 men who have gone through the vocational and rehabilitation program by getting them suits. About 25 men were fitted for suits, with help from members of Men's Warehouse and Creative Work Systems.