Our Business PARTNERS

Active Employment Partners​

  • Abt Electronics & Appliances

  • Affordable Portables

  • Aks Allure Salon and Spa

  • Alphabet Acres Daycare

  • Andreas Hogue Salon

  • Autobarn Evanston

  • Card and Party Giant

  • Carol’s Cookies

  • Caterpillar Headquarters

  • Century 12 Movie Theater of Evanston

  • College Park Athletic Club

  • District 28 KidCare

  • Eggemeyer & Graham Orthodontics

  • Evanston Rocks

  • First Bank of Highland Park

  • Fields Jeep

  • Fresh Market

  • Growth Spurts

  • High Ridge YMCA

  • Honor Finance

  • Horizon Pharma

  • Hotcakes Bakery

  • Humenik Dentistry

  • Lyfe Kitchen

  • Jennings Chevrolet

  • Jewel

  • Juniper Boutique 

  • Kids First Pediatrics

  • Little Beans Cafe

  • Lou Malnati’s

  • Marks Drugs & Medical Supply

  • Mariano’s

  • Marriott Suites

  • Michael’s Chicago Style Red Hots

  • MPM Food Equipment Group

  • Mutual Ace Hardware

  • North Suburban YMCA

  • Northwestern University

  • Peachtree Place

  • Pet Supplies Plus

  • PostNet

  • Skyline

  • SNAP Diagnostics

  • Spatz’s Management

  • Teddi Kossof Salon Spa

  • Truman Catering

  • Walgreens

  • Whole Foods Market

  • Zebra Technologies Corporation

TotalLink2 Community creates partnerships with local employers to increase competitive, community-based employment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Nationally, 85% of adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities are unemployed. TotalLink is doing everything we can to change that and we need your help.  TotalLink partners with employers to find the right job within your company for a qualified and motivated jobseeker.  To date, TotalLink has placed 120 people with disabilities in paid jobs.  ​

Business Advantage:
Hiring People with Disabilities

Reason 1: Return on Investment

Research demonstrates that employees with intellectual disabilities meet or exceed performance expectations. Companies describe employees with intellectual disabilities as "Model" employees: reliable, engaged in their work, motivated, with excellent attendance records, strong attention to work quality, and high productivity.

Reason 2: Marketing

One out of every eight people in the United States has a disability. Customers with disabilities, their families, friends, and associates represent a trillion dollar market segment. People with disabilities and their family members purchase products and services that best meet their needs. 85% of Americans prefer to give their business to companies that hire people with disabilities.

Reason 3: Innovation

People with disabilities bring unique experiences and understanding that transform a workplace and enhance products and services. As part of your team, people with disabilities share their unique skills and perspective, helping to build your business and lead your company into the future, together.