Webinar: Distinguishing Employment Relationships: Competitive and Customized Employment


  • Date:
    Thursday: August 11, 2011
  • Time:
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Central)
  • Duration:
    2.0 hours




**This is the third webinar in the TACE Job Development Exchange Series.

This webinar will provide clarity on the distinctions and connections among three unique employment relationships: Competitive, Supported, and Customized. The term competitive employment has been euphemistically used to describe employment in the community, at or above the minimum wage, belonging to the individual and involving open jobs with employers. However, at times the actual competitive demand of employers creates an absolute barrier to employment for some job seekers with significant disabilities. Supported employment was first used to provide the additional support needed to meet competitive demand. This strategy has worked well for over twenty-five years, but there continue to be individuals who are not able to meet demand even with supports. Hence, the need for a customized relationship to be negotiated was necessitated. This approach provides counselors with the additional strategy needed to assure employment for all who want to work.

Materials & Resources

Recording of Webinar

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Powerpoint Presentation

Supplementary Materials

Supported Employment/Customized Employment Matrix
The distinction between demand employment and a customized relationship