For Businesses


UCP of Greater Cleveland’s OakLeaf Partners has proven to be a leading provider of employment services in Northeast Ohio. The agency can provide your business with qualified and dedicated employees to meet your needs while at the same time allowing your company to illustrate your commitment to the community. Each year, UCP deploys a workforce of over 230 individuals with a range of disabilities to various industries and sectors. We can meet your needs through various levels of programming.

Workplace Evaluation and Accommodation

If your company is currently employing or in the process of hiring an individual with need for accommodation, UCP’s Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA)-certified Assistive Technology Practitioner will visit your business, evaluate individual needs and make recommendations for accommodation. For more information, please contact David Modic, ATP at (216) 791-8363, ext. 1251 or


UCP provides outsourcing services at our facility-based workshop, located at the agency’s main headquarters, the Iris S. & Bert L. Wolstein Center. A team of workers complete contract jobs in a timely, efficient manner. Typical jobs include:

  • Secure Document Shredding
  • Light Assembly
  • Packaging
  • Sorting
  • Collating
  • Bulk Mailing

To request a job quote for piece rate work, please contact Crystal Winters at (216) 791-8363, ext. 1263 or

Community Employment

UCP places qualified individuals with disabilities in positions in the community, ranging from single employees to small work groups. Agency representatives work with each employer to determine their specific needs and identify appropriate candidates. This can be accomplished in two ways:

  • Group Employment places a group of individuals at an employer with an on-site UCP supervisor to provide support and guidance throughout the workday. UCP is the employer of record and handles all administration, payroll, taxes and benefits. The host employer is direct-billed by UCP for wages and administrative costs.
  • Individual Placement matches businesses with qualified candidates to fill open positions. The individual is hired and paid by the employer based on their terms and benefits. UCP provides support, training and follow-up where necessary.

Examples of work include, but are not limited to:

  • Customer Service Positions
  • Reception and Clerical Work
  • Food and Hospitality Services
  • Data Entry
  • Janitorial Work
  • Stocking
  • Mail Room and Copy Services
  • Light Industrial Work

Prior to placement, participants are pre-screened, interviewed and may undergo a situational assessment to evaluate job match and skills. Training and work adjustment periods are available with no charge to the host employer. UCP also offers opportunities for employers to interview potential candidates for future employment needs. Companies who utilize UCP’s employment services report an increase in employee morale and a boost to company culture and diversity. Contact UCP to learn about tax credits and other benefits for your organization. For more information about hiring individuals with disabilities, please contact Kate Adkins-Dix at (216) 791-8363, ext 1252 or