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Overcoming Invisible Disabilities

Creative, energetic, diligent. When you see Elena in action delivering structured activities and supervision for youth at a local elementary school, these might be some of the words you would use to describe her. You would likely have no idea how hard she has worked to get to this place. Elena works as a Program Leader […]

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#LiftUpBeacon

Help us lift up the lives of individuals with disabilities by EXPANDING our resources to create employment opportunities!  Two thirds of people age 18-64 with disabilities do not have a job, despite their interest in working.  They cite an inability to connect to appropriate jobs and supports and a lack of skills and training as […]

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Paint

NEED SOME PAINT?  For over four years, Beacon Group has been recycling paint collected through the City of Tucson’s Household Hazardous Waste Program.  The city collects the paint, but Beacon makes it usable again! COLORS – $15.00 per 5 Gallon WHITE – $35 per 5 Gallon   Learn more about how this 100% post-consumer recycled latex […]

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Beacon and Grandpa Gus

Simple, Easy, Ethical. This is the promotional tag for Grandpa Gus’s Mouse Repellent, which is produced, packaged and distributed by Beacon Group, for a company called Vic West Importers.  Vic West makes and sells non-poisonous, non-toxic repellents, using all natural materials. Packaged in an oldfangled no-fuss, no-muss style, the rodent repellents have really taken off.  […]

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Flag Plaza Paver Tributes!

  Near the entrance to Beacon Group’s Tucson facility, a glorious Flag Plaza features special markers of recognition from supporters of Beacon Group.  Laser engraved pavers are a great opportunity to make a permanent impression that will last forever.  Honor a family member or loved one, pay tribute to someone who helped you, commemorate a […]

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Civic Duty

Almost a year and a half ago, Beacon Group began a contract with the Town of Gilbert to provide workers for their Streets Department.  Beacon had approached Gilbert staff with the idea of providing opportunities specifically for people with disabilities. This was part of a larger effort by Beacon to establish more community work sites […]

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Job Opportunities

Did you know Beacon Group cleans close to 2 million square feet of commercial space daily?  Our government and commercial contracts allow us to provide work opportunities and job training for persons with a documented disability.  Find out more about joining a successful performance-based team doing custodial, landscaping, floor care/maintenance, trash/recycling, and other services all […]

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Amazon

Have you signed up yet to help Beacon Group when you shop with Amazon?   It’s very easy to join.   When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Beacon Group!   Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/86-0107976 and support us every time you shop.  

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Shades of Ability

Get an insider’s view of Beacon Group’s Paint Recycling Program that employs people with disabilities, helps preserve the environment, AND produces an inexpensive paint product for YOU to purchase.   View here.            

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Building a D.R.E.A.M!

Thanks to everyone who made the D.R.E.A.M. job fairs a big success again this year.  With over 800 people with disabilities in attendance in Tucson and Phoenix this year.  Click here to read about the events and how it helps individuals find jobs and employers find great workers.   Look at our Job Openings page to […]

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Diversification is Airtronics’ Superpower

  Beacon Group has played a small role in Airtronics ability to apply their skills to many different projects with such great success. With their expansive repertoire of capabilities, Airtronics has maintained their reputation as a repair source for items historically considered non-repairable. And they have also expanded their manufacturing division by introducing new solutions […]

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Reaching for the Stars

~ Lina’s Journey Imagine being a single mother of three children, two who have disabilities, and no support system. Think about navigating the normal tasks of getting kids to school and activities, putting food on the table, and handling healthcare essentials for a family with special needs. Add to this vision, that you also have […]

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Beacon Group Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

On Wednesday September 12th, Beacon Group received the “Lifetime Achievement” Award from the Minority and Small Business Alliance here in Tucson. Beacon was receiving recognition of our 60 years of providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities through a number of different lines of business.

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At Your Service

The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa has been hiring workers from Beacon with great success. Read about two Beacon stars in our latest newsletter! We are very proud to tell their story.    

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About Beacon Group

Since our beginnings in 1952, Beacon Group has been committed to providing employment related opportunities to people with disabilities. We provide training, development and access to real work for a segment of our community that traditionally bears a 70% unemployment rate. We help people go from tax-supported to tax-payers.

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