A unique business model allows Peoria Production Solutions to provide needed wages and benefits for employees while offering competitive pricing for high-quality assembly, kitting, packaging, and other post-production services.
In an era of ongoing labor shortages and high employee turnover, Peoria Production Solutions (PPS) enjoys an exceptionally low turnover rate of just four percent. Nationally, the average turnover rate for manufacturing companies is 43%.
At PPS, longevity is the rule, not the exception. Out of 230 employees:
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An impressive 60% of PPS employees also have consistently perfect attendance.
What accounts for these impressive statistics? A sense of engagement? Job satisfaction? Loyalty and commitment? All of these are factors, but it also has a lot to do with the significant role that PPS plays in the lives of their employees.
Peoria Production Solutions is unique in the sense that 57% of the employees have a diagnosed disability.
It is well known that people with disabilities experience high levels of unemployment. Unfortunately, even though they have exceptional skills and abilities, more than 50% of disabled Americans are unemployed at any given time. On average, the unemployment rate for people with a disability is nearly twice that for people without a disability.
The sad reality is that people with disabilities often find it difficult, if not impossible, to obtain satisfying, paid employment. That’s why the jobs and support offered by PPS provide a unique opportunity for persons with disabilities to gain financial and social independence.
The Key to Success
Peoria Productions Solutions’ key to success is focusing on the strengths and abilities of employees, rather than their disabilities. These abilities include (among others) exceptional attention to detail, dedication, and an eagerness to learn new skills.
By creating an environment that is respectful and affirming, the organization creates a win-win for both employees and customers. Customers benefit from the consistently high-quality service that only an organization with a skilled, stable, and dedicated workforce can provide.
Established in 1941
From the very beginning, providing employment and support for people with disabilities has been central to Peoria Productions Solutions’ mission. Established in 1941, the original goal was to provide employment to people recovering from tuberculosis. After incorporating as a not-for-profit company in 1951, the mission was expanded to provide employment, training, and encouragement for all persons with disabilities.
As a self-sustaining 501(c)3 charitable organization, PPS provides contract assembly and other production services for companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries. Services include assembly, wrapping, packaging, kitting, sewing, cutting, finishing, rework, and salvage, as well as turnkey solutions and shipping of finished products.