Frequently Asked Questions

How can I refer a person with disabilities for employment?

Social service agencies, vocational counselors, high school counselors, parents, or friends can use our Referrer’s Information page as a guideline to determine the suitability of an applicant for employment at Peoria Production Shop. The online Employment Application also allows third parties to submit an application on someone else’s behalf. Send email inquiries to or phone (888) 449-2358 and ask for Human Resources. Peoria Production Shop accepts walk-in applications from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.

What is your source of employee candidates?

Most of the targeted employment candidates at Peoria Production Shop come as referrals from other social service or educational organizations. As an equal opportunity employer, Peoria Production Shop also recruits targeted employees directly as the result of the application, screening, interviewing process. Persons interested in employment at Peoria Production Shop are encouraged to submit an application online, in person, or by mailing a resume. See our contact page for the address.

What is the source of Peoria Production Shop funding?

Peoria Production Shop is a not-for-profit, self-supporting organization. All funding comes directly from the sale of products and services to our customers. Peoria Production Shop does not receive funding through any grant application processes or government funding sources.

How many people work at Peoria Production Shop?

Peoria Production Shop maintains a workforce of approximately 180 employees. Around 65% of Peoria Production Shop employees have a diagnosed disability.

Are employees paid an hourly wage?

All Peoria Production Shop employees are paid an hourly wage of no less than the current Federal Minimum Wage. All employees, with the exception of those employed through an educational work permit agreement, work a full-time, 40-hour week.

Who owns Peoria Production Shop?

Peoria Production Shop is incorporated in Illinois as a not-for-profit organization, and is classified by the IRS as a 501(c) 3 charitable organization. An unpaid Board of Directors, selected from community volunteers, governs Peoria Production Shop. All income generated by Peoria Production Shop operations after expenses is retained within the organization.

What type of people work at Peoria Production Shop?

Peoria Production Shop employs adults with disabilities, although our focus is on abilities and not disabilities. For a listing of the traits of successful Peoria Production Shop employees, visit our Referrer’s Information page. Generally, we employ people with pride and a desire to succeed and contribute to their own success.

What types of services are available at Peoria Production Shop?

Peoria Production Shop provides a wide range of services to business customers on a contracted basis. Check out Services for more information.

Does Peoria Production Shop provide transportation?

Peoria Production Shop is conveniently located on the CityLink #1 — University bus route servicing Pioneer Park and North University Avenue (visit the CityLink Website for routes and schedules). Peoria Production Shop does not operate its own transportation service or provide private transportation.

Does Peoria Production Shop offer residential facilities?

The mission of Peoria Production Shop is to be the premiere employer of individuals with disabilities. Peoria Production Shop does not maintain any residential facilities. Many Peoria Production Shop employees reside in independent living facilities operated by other social service agencies.