General Frequently Asked Questions
Galt Foundation is a nonprofit staffing organization with specialized expertise matching individuals with disabilities to market-wage jobs in the public and private sectors, including jobs in accounting, administrative, food service, general labor, IT, janitorial, healthcare, and light industrial. Since 1998, Galt Foundation has been a pioneer in shifting the way individuals with disabilities are viewed by employers and in the workplace. Our vision is to create a world in which every person is valued for their ability. In carrying out this vision, Galt Foundation plans to become one of the largest employers of people with disabilities in the world.
We have a non-profit heart with a keen business mind. Galt was founded in 1998 as an off-shoot of a very successful for-profit professional staffing organization with the express intent of creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities, many of whom have faced barriers to employment. From day one we have operated with a proven business model that is fundamental to our ongoing success and our ability to help thousands of new individuals find meaningful work every year. We work with each of our employees while also providing our clients with employees that are a fit for their needs. In addition to providing qualified employees with health insurance options that have become increasingly rare at staffing organizations, we give them ongoing support. And, unlike at many other staffing organizations, we celebrate when our employees have the opportunity to transition out of Galt Foundation into permanent positions.
Galt Foundation is a self-sustaining social enterprise, generating 100 percent of our revenue through our staffing and consulting services. When many people think nonprofit, they automatically think of fundraising to support the organization. Galt runs a business. At Galt, we invest our reserves in the growth of our mission. Our growth and success are the result of meeting client-driven needs while providing, promoting, and expanding employment opportunities for our motivated workforce.
Do individuals need to meet specific educational or other requirements to be considered for employment by Galt?
Our employees have a wide variety of work and life experiences, and have one thing in common: they tend to have a job ready mindset. Thanks to our diverse client base, there’s a good chance we’ll find the right match for our employees. There are no firm educational or other requirements, but we set the bar high. The people who come to Galt Foundation are among the most motivated, responsible, and hard-working you’ll find anywhere. We conduct background checks and drug tests for our employees.
We encourage anyone who is interested in a job with Galt to submit a resume through our website, via email or in person to the local office. We follow up regarding next steps which will include an interview so that our service staff can build rapport and understand the applicant’s skills, interests, and work preferences. We may also conduct a formal skills assessment. We spend time with each new employee to make sure we can match him or her to the right position, and then we continue to provide mentoring and support going forward.
The ideal outcome is that each employee finds work that is engaging, meaningful, and career-building. Moving to a full-time opportunity from a temporary assignment is our goal it that fits with the employee’s goals. We want all employees to find fulfilling work that contributes to their ability to lead independent lives in the communities of their choice.
Our aim is to match every individual not only with a role that best suits their skills and interests, but with the hours and schedules that best meet their personal needs. Many of our employees work full-time during their assignments, but others prefer to work part-time. Some work in long-term assignments, while others enjoy taking on shorter-term projects.
Our employees earn wages that are standard in the industries in which they work. We also provide 100% Galt paid benefits, including health insurance options and flexibility for medical absences.
We match people with disabilities to jobs in the public and private sectors, including jobs in accounting, administrative, food service, general labor, IT, janitorial, and light industrial. While these are some of the more typical roles we fill, we also look forward to working with individuals who have worked as doctors, lawyers, and in other professions who and are seeking new opportunities for employment. If an organization has a need for an employee with a specific skill set, there’s a very good chance we can help them!
We work with government agencies, midsize private companies and larger publicly traded companies. We have a strong track record of success in Oregon, Oklahoma, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. And, we’re constantly looking for new opportunities in other geographies. We look forward to working with clients who have difficulty finding talent in the marketplace. We have solutions for unmet talent needs.