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Nobis Works Fact Sheet
NOBIS WORKS (known as Tommy Nobis Center until Feb. 2012) is Georgia’s second largest nonprofit employer of individuals with disabilities. Nobis Works’ mission is to develop and provide job training, employment and vocational support for youth and adults with all types of disabilities and barriers to employment.
Founded in 1977 by a group of parents and teachers, along with Atlanta Falcons linebacker Tommy Nobis, this community rehab program operates throughout Metro Atlanta and in 16 states. Nobis Works’ professionals have assisted more than 23,000 individuals in gaining independence, confidence – and a paycheck.
Individuals We Serve
NOBIS WORKS serves individuals with all types of disabilities, including:
- Developmental: 28%
- Learning: 28%
- Medical/Physical: 15%
- Brain Injury: 9%
- Sensory (vision & hearing): 3 %
How We Serve
Four groups work under the Nobis Works umbrella to provide job training, employment, ongoing vocational support and business solutions:
TOMMY NOBIS CENTER is our job training and employment service and the name of our headquarters facility in Marietta, Ga. Here and at work sites in the community, Rehab Services professionals provided job training and employment services in FY 2012 for 986 youth & adults with disabilities.
NOBIS ENTERPRISES offers business solutions for federal, state and local governments. Employees with disabilities provide administrative, mailroom, janitorial & other support services. In 2012, our team expanded administrative services to HUD offices in 16 states. We began providing mailroom services to the CDC and administrative support for the Department of Justice in five Georgia cities. Nobis Enterprises also launched a program to provide Drug Test Kits to numerous State of Georgia agencies.
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS offers customers cost effective, high quality production and fulfillment solutions from the 39,000-square-foot Tommy Nobis Center warehouse. The facility is equipped with six loading docks, forklifts, shrink wrappers, heat sealers and L-sealers. Our team offers kit packing, assembly, light manufacturing, warehousing/distribution and more.
REWORX, our electronics recycling program was created in 2009 to provide sustainable recycling jobs
for people with disabilities and other barriers, and to generate revenue to maintain and grow the mission
of Nobis Works, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The result: a triple bottom line … a social mission of providing jobs for people with disabilities, an environmental mission of protecting the planet and an economic mission of giving back to the community by employing people who will become tax payers instead of tax consumers. More than 60 Reworx employees work at our R2 certified and ISO14001 registered 150,000-sq-ft facility in Kennesaw, Ga. to process around 1 million pounds of eWaste monthly.
Reworx Fact Sheet
REWORX, our electronics recycling program, was created in 2009 to provide sustainable recycling jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, and to generate revenue to maintain and grow the mission of Nobis Works, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The result: a triple bottom line … a social mission of providing jobs for people with disabilities, an environmental mission of protecting the planet and an economic mission of giving back to the community by employing people who will become taxpayers instead of tax consumers. More than 60 Reworx employees work at our R2 certified and ISO14001 registered 150,000-sq-ft facility in Kennesaw, GA to process around one million pounds of eWaste monthly.
The mission of Reworx is to create sustainable recycling jobs for people with disabilities & other barriers to employment, & to generate excess revenue to sustain & grow Nobis Works.
HOW IT WORKS
Individuals or companies may bring electronic recyclables to Nobis Works headquarters in Marietta, GA. or to the Reworx location in Kennesaw, GA. A charge may apply for TVs or CRT monitors. Contact Reworx for details.
ITEMS THAT CAN BE RECYCLED
PCs including laptops, tablets, smart phones, gaming systems/components, cell phones, DISH/DirecTV boxes, telephones, microwaves, stereos, toasters, copiers, printers, VCRs and DVD players, alarm clocks, remote controls, MP3 players, disk drives, cam corders, speakers, fax machines and more.
Reworx is fully protected by security systems including digital cameras, a third-party security guard service, key card controls, metal detection at access/egress, controlled entrance and exit for employees and visitor escort policies. Strict hiring practices include professional and criminal background checks.