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Specialty Industries is an employment choice for adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities.

Work for St. Joseph's premiere packaging & assembly source.

Specialty Industries is an Extended Employment Sheltered Workshop employing individuals with disabilities to perform contract packaging and assembly in a light-industrial environment.


  • All production employees must be at least 16 years of age and certified for sheltered employment through Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • We respect each employee’s abilities and offer continued training to provide the opportunity for employment success.
  • Specialty Industries does not provide transportation for our employees. St. Joseph Transit includes our facility on their daily bus route. Grants may be available to offset the costs of OATS transportation.
  • Production employees work Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Employees are provided with two (2) ten (10)-minute breaks and a thirty (30)- minute lunch break.
  • Employees earn their wage based on their individual production performance. It is our policy to make job assignments based upon the abilities of individual production employees and the deadlines of each job.
  • All staff and management are CPR certified.
Photo: Specialty Industries packaging and assembly employees

Life at S.I.

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2 weeks ago

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The Governor's Council on Disability (GCD) is now accepting entries for the poster contest for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Submit entries by September 15, 2023. Submit your artwork for a chance to be featured on the Governor's Council on Disability's 2023 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) poster Themes for your artwork should be: Inclusion - what does inclusion mean to you? Employment - What does inclusion of people with disabilities mean to you? Community - What does it mean to be included in your community? Learn how you can participate at Questions? Call 573-751-2600 All Missouri residents are invited to showcase their artistic talents by submitting original artwork. The winning poster will be featured on the GCD's 2023 poster celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).National Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated nationwide each October to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and raise awareness about the value of an inclusive workforce. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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This is open to all Special Olympics Missouri Athletes. Online paperwork needs to be completed by Friday morning. If you have any questions, contact information is on the flyer.We are excited to be working with Special Olympics Missouri to give athletes a chance at free Sports Medicals. Physicals are needed and also an obstacle for athletes. This is open to all Special Olympians. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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What is a Bemo Buck? It’s behavior currency. An example is If an employee with Autism struggles with staying on a work line, they could be rewarded Bemo Bucks for their best effort to improve. With a Bemo Buck our employees can buy items out of the SI Corner Store. Items include hygiene necessities, snacks for their rooms, gifts for holidays (like Mother’s Day), posters, earbuds and so on. Also clothes for accidents or spills. This allows our employees not to be ashamed and forced to go home. They purchase with a Bemo Buck, so the stigma vanishes. We get asked occasionally, how people can donate to SI. This is one way. Pick up extra, preferably new items, that you see in a dollar isle or a sale and drop off to us. The SI Corner Store has become important to our employees. An employee just left my office, who is excited to go sell their video games tonight so they have money to buy their three year old niece a doll for her birthday. He is willing to give up what is probably his only form of entertainment on most days to see a smile on his niece’s face. This is why we have the store. SI funds the store, but it can be bigger and better with your help. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Congratulations to our Special Olympics Missouri Track and Swim athletes! ... See MoreSee Less
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This is where I work. I love working here.

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Perks & Benefits


Paid Winter Vacation and Birthdays

At Specialty Industries, we recognize that people need a break from work to rest and re-boot. That’s why we offer paid vacation over the winter holidays and each employee gets to take their birthday off (if they choose 😉).

Employee Appreciation

Specialty Industries understands that since our business is powered by people, it is important to take care of them. And when people are appreciated, they do a better job.  That’s why we go out of our way to show our gratitude for their hard work and commitment.

Life and Job Skills Development

People who come to work at Specialty Industries often learn essential skills that help them live more independently and even go on to gain competitive employment in the community.

Social Activities

Here at Specialty Industries, we know that the people we work with everyday often become an important part of our lives. We look for every opportunity to nurture those connections and create opportunities for lifetime bonds.

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