CELEBRATING CHAMPIONS OF DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT

(HAMPTON, Va.)  Six local employers’ efforts to hire more individuals with disabilities were recognized Oct. 4 by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Peninsula Worklink, SEVA Rapid Response and Peninsula Council for Workforce Development.

 

This year’s champions of disability employment include:

  • AAFES Dan Daniel Distribution Center, Newport News
  • Brevard Achievement Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis
  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  • Hampton VA Medical Center
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • PORTCO Inc., Portsmouth

 

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recognizes October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Virginia. Read the proclamation here.

 

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What Makes PORTCO Unique?

What makes PORTCO unique from other similar organizations is that we are focused on providing employment opportunities to the full spectrum of the disabled population.  This gives us an edge of being a multi-faceted organization to meet the needs of individuals who would not otherwise be gainfully employed.

We also have internal measureable goals for each of our employees.  As a result,  we are not only providing our employees with employment, but also an environment to better themselves and learn new skills.  We would like to see a growth of skill sets prior to our employees being provided employment through PORTCO.

We are focused on crossing organizational and governmental boundaries to forge new relationships with the goal of creating more job opportunities to persons with disabilities.  We look to establish relationships with vocational organizations to the Wounded Warriors and Veteran Services.

Our national scope also allows us to carry on this plan to other areas of the country.  Our Board of Directors is passionate in helping and providing employment opportunities to people with disability.  This passion is evident in the support PORTCO receives in developing and pursuing opportunities throughout the country.

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Accommodation for People with Disabilities

If you have a disability and would like an accommodation in order to apply for any open position with PORTCO, Inc.  Please email info@portco.org or call the Human Resources department at (757) 399-2444.

PORTCO, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PORTCO CIMS/GB Certification

We are pleased to announce that PORTCO has been awarded the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) with honors and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) certification. Both of these certifications are for operations nationally throughout the US.

ISSA has created the CIMS and CIMS-GB certification as the most recognizable industry stamp-of-approval to identify cleaning service providers who are true companies of excellence and committed to customer satisfaction. CIMS is also the first consensus based management standard that outlines the primary characteristics of a successful, quality cleaning organization.

Following a comprehensive assessment of management and operational execution, PORTCO demonstrated compliance with the five core principles of CIMS and CIMS-GB: • Quality systems • Service delivery • Human resources • Health, safety, and environmental stewardship • Management commitment

The Green Building certification of CIMS (CIMS-GB) focuses on the delivery of an environmentally-preferable and sustainable cleaning service. This certification complies with many criteria of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System, while greening operations overall.

We are excited about this certification and the value it brings to you. As one of only a select group of CIMS certified organizations worldwide, we believe it sets us apart in our commitment to: quality and service excellence, efficient and sustainable operations and cost effective solutions.

The CIMS certification is valid for two years

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What Is PORTCO?

PORTCO, Inc is a non-stock, non-profit, 501(C) (3) corporation located in Portsmouth, Virginia. PORTCO was founded in 1991 by the Portsmouth Community Services Board (currently: Portsmouth Department of Behavioral Healthcare Services – PDBHS)  as an Employment Service Organization to provide transitional, supported employment and vocational services to individuals with disabilities who could not otherwise find and maintain competitive employment on their own.

PORTCO / AbilityOne Partnership

In April 2000, PORTCO Inc, separated from the city of Portsmouth and became an independant entity. Since the reorganization, PORTCO has expanded its Federal Government Contract work.

These contracts are with the Department of Defense, GSA and NEXCOM through set-asides serving people with disabilties.  These set-asides, called AbilityOne (formerly JWOD) Contracts, are regulated by the Committee for the Purchase of the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped (CPBOSH).   CPBOSH authorizes NISH, a central non-profit agency, to liason between work centers and the federal government in the procurement of work opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  NISH also provides regulatory assistance to NISH certified work centers.   PORTCO became a NISH certified work center in 1994.

Our Vision and Mission

missionAt the present time, PORTCO, Inc employs over 140 persons with disabilties.  Though its growth has been remarkable, PORTCO’s mission remains unchanged.   All efforts and services are designed to accomplish our vision of improving the lives of persons with disabilities.

By working together and abiding by a strict Code of Ethics, PORTCO will continue to grow, enabling all employees to share in the success of the company.

OUR MISSION: To Provide Employment Opportunities To People With Disabilities

OUR VISION: To be the largest employment provider to people with disabilities in the United States by providing quality service, practicing great fiscal responsibility, maintaining a great teamwork environment, measuring our outcomes and treating all of our employees and customers with mutual respect.