Job placement interventions for people with multiple sclerosis

Phillip D. Rumrill, Jill M. Steffen, Dana A. Kaleta, Candace A. Holman

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The article describes model job placement programs for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). The primary thesis is that both selective placement and job-seeking skills training are needed to increase labor force participation in the American MS community. Specifically, the authors examine (a) MS Back-to-Work: Operation Job Match, (b) the Job Raising Program, (c) the Return-to-Work program, and (d) the Career Possibilities Project.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-175
Number of pages9
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
In 1994, the Arkansas Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation (University of Arkansas) received a Health Services Research grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to develop, demonstrate, and evaluate the Career Possibilities Project. Addressing LaRocca’s (1995) call for empowerment, rights awareness, resource utilization, and community-based services as research priorities concerning MS and employment, the project targeted unemployed people with MS at four sites across the midwestern United States: Cleveland, OH; Evansville, IN; Louisville, KY; and Milwaukee, WI. The primary purpose of the study was to increase participants’ (a) placement rate, (b) job-seeking activity, cc> employability maturity, (d) optimism about re-entering the work force, and (e) career self-efficacy.


  • Employment
  • Job placement
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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