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Harrigan Development Services provided us with an intern that far exceeded our expectations. Andy is a champion for his clients and works tirelessly to ensure placements are a fit for his clients and for the employer. I highly recommend that employers consider incorporating Harrigan Development into their recruiting efforts
— Tony - General Merchandise

What We Do

Vocational Services

Harrigan Development Services provides vocational consulting to individuals transitioning from school to work and those who are re-entering the workforce. HDS has a team of job developers and job coaches whose experience and expertise primarily center on helping clients with varying disabilities and employment needs. Whether assisting with the development of internships or permanent employment sites, the HDS team prides itself in finding innovative and creative ways to help individuals with the job search process.

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Harrigan Development Services also assists businesses to fulfill their diverse labor needs with pre-evaluated and job-ready candidates. Employers who seek out HDS are typically interested in finding qualified interns or permanent employees. Along with our ongoing support after placement, businesses that hire through HDS have the advantage of utilizing subsidized internships and wage programs through the state of Wisconsin.

What We Do

Supportive Services

Aside from our vocational services we have a clinical supportive services component serving young adults with developmental disabilities between the ages of 18-30 and their families.

We identify individual supports using a supportive service plan and bring those supports and resources to our clients through community engagement and social interventions.

We are taking the traditional clinical counseling model out of the office and engaging our clients in their communities.
— Andy Harrigan

We also have a college outreach program that takes this same clinical model to a college or post-secondary setting for students with developmental disabilities struggling with social isolation and help them tap into social outlets and resources within their college program.

Who We Serve

We have worked with numerous small and large size businesses that have seen the "win-win" situation created by receiving no pay, trial employment along with our team's continuous support to ensure success.  HDS has a large pool of qualified candidates who can fill your diverse labor needs.

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HDS also has a team of job developers and job coaches who assist individuals with the job search process. We are committed to providing individualized attention and customized goal setting. This commitment holds true both during the job preparation process as well as on the job.

Employer Benefits

Most companies today find it difficult to find, screen and hire quality workers for a variety of jobs.  They find that a hard worker with a good attitude often outperforms higher skilled candidates.

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For companies looking for these qualities, hiring individuals from HDS can be a great solution to hiring caps and freezes.  HDS does thorough prescreening on potential job candidates.  The candidate's individual strengths are identified in order to maximize potential and success.

Harrigan Development Services provided us with an intern that far exceeded our expectations. Andy is a champion for his clients and works tirelessly to ensure placements are a fit for his clients and for the employer. I highly recommend that employers consider incorporating Harrigan Development into their recruiting efforts.
— Tony - General Merchandise