employment services

Employment Services

Employment is a leading factor in maintaining quality of life through vision loss. CLB helps you both prepare for the job market and secures contracts to employ low vision and blind individuals.

CLB’s workforce development department works with clients to help find and maintain employment. The department provides job-readiness assessments, computer skills assessments and job coaching for job development, featuring career life-skills group workshops.

The workshops offer career path presentations and discussion, needs assessments and recommendations, and networking which can lead to employment opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The employer outreach initiative gives an employer the opportunity to meet qualified candidates for vacancies available.

CLB has various programs and services to help consumers become job ready

  • Vocational and Situational Assessments
  • Resume Support
  • Job Placement and Retention
  • Job Coaching
  • Job Accommodation and Employer Education
  • Interview Skills Development
  • Job Development
  • Orientation and Mobility Training

Would you like to take part in our job readiness training?

Contact us or call 301-589-0894 to reserve your spot or learn more about the class.

CLB has years of experience delivering services, training, and hiring individuals who are blind and visually impaired for work through various contracts. We are a competitively priced service provider, and we are committed to quality and providing outstanding customer service.

Through varied contracts, CLB is able to connect job seekers to job opportunities at excellent companies, across a variety of core competencies.

andrews air force base
state dept
department of justice

Our core competencies include

  • Administrative Support
  • Accessibility Assurance Services
  • Contract Management Support
  • Digital Data Scan
  • Braille Productions

Ability one
CLB is a proud partner of AbilityOne Program. The mission of AbilityOne is to provide employment opportunities for people who are blind or have severe disabilities in the manufacture and delivery of products and services to the federal government. CLB is an Ability One agency through the National Industries for the Blind.

“Working at CLB has truly transformed my life in remarkable ways.”

Working at CLB has truly transformed my life in remarkable ways. While I was already fairly independent, my time here has seen me become even more self-reliant. My confidence has soared, and as a father, I now feel an increased sense of security, knowing that my son can look up to me as a working parent rather than seeing me idle due to unemployment.

James Littlejohn

CLB Consumer

“I am excited about obtaining employment.”

I’m excited about obtaining employment. This position allows me to have extra income and will aide in supporting my family in Ethiopia. I will forever be thankful for all of the job readiness training and support that I have received from Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. I appreciate your determination in showing me I can do it!


CLB Consumer

“Employment with CLB has given me great pleasure of still having independence.”

Employment with CLB has given me great pleasure of still having independence, even with having low vision. I can still perform my work duties and still enjoy my life.

Daeon Cabness

CLB Consumer

“Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind gave me the confidence I needed to work with a visual disability”

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind gave me the confidence I needed to work with a visual disability that other workplaces did not. By working as a contractor with the Federal Government, CLB has been an intermediary so I do not have to tell the employer or defend my disability more than once at the workplace. CLB does that intervention and therefore allows me to work comfortably like anyone else, using appropriate tools to get the job done.


CLB Consumer

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