Community Employment

Comments from our Friends...

 "As a manager for Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, I have had the pleasure of working with Community Support Systems for several years. They do a great job of working with our management team to hire and train hard working and loyal individuals to support our business."

- Pete Wasiluski


"Our employees from Community Support Systems are a great asset to Hodgson Mill-- they are dependable, responsible, and a pleasure to work with!"

- Bob Goldstein

Community Employment enables individuals to work within their communities and encourages work, social interaction and independence. Many services are offered to both an employee and their employer. Some of these services include Vocational Evaluation, On-the-Job Training, Job Placement, Job Counseling and follow up support.

Job Coaches are available for every individual participating in Community Employment. They provide ongoing training to the employees, greatly reducing employer costs. These services are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Disabilities and Department of Rehabilitation Services as well as Effingham County 377 and Richland County 708 Funds.

Employer Partners

Employers who partner with the Community Employment program:

  • Eurest Services
  • Flying J Travel Plaza
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Hodgson Mill
  • Walk's Auto Body
  • Rural King
  • Lone Star
  • McDonald's
  • JC Penney
  • City of Lawrenceville
  • Penn Station
  • Country Inn and Suites
  • Stewart Security
  • Lewis Concrete
  • Quad Graphics
  • Petro
  • ERBA Head Start
  • Effingham Park District
  • Casey's General Store
  • TGI Friday's
  • RMC Cinemas
  • Kohl's
  • Martin's IGA
  • Palestine Public Library
  • Hammelman Nitrate
  • Autozone
  • Olney Central College
  • Illini Quik Pak
  • Walgreens
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter
  • Effingham Automotive Warehouse
  • Teutopolis State Bank
  • Escalade Sports
  • Culver's
  • Burger King
  • Eagleson's
  • John Boos
  • Quail Creek County Club
  • Taco Bell
  • United Methodist Village
  • Charleston Transitional Facility
  • Jack Flash

Janitorial Crews

In addition, janitorial crews provide cleaning and maintenance services at area businesses and the Illinois Department of Transportation Rest Areas. Janitorial sites include:

  • Illinois State Police Headquarters
  • Illinois Department of Employment
  • Illinois Division of Rehab
  • Holland Energy Plant
  • Jansen Cable Construction
  • Trident Group
  • Illinois Department of Transporation (IDOT) Green Creek Rest Area
  • Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Office – Effingham
  • Attorney General's Office
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • EJ Water - Holland Plant
  • Effingham Equity
  • Richland County Abstract
  • Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) - National Trail Rest Area
  • DCFS Office - Olney
  • Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Grace Church
  • Merz Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Helen Matthes Library
  • Centenary United Methodist Church
  • McClain State Farm Insurance
  • AM Transport
  • Olney Little League


Pete Niccum, Director of Employment Services
Phone: 217-705-4300 Ext. 7044
Email Pete Niccum