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The Employables

The Employables

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  • Premiered: 
    May 15, 2019
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  • Network: A&E
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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Plot Synopsis

THE EMPLOYABLES is a one-hour reality series that follows struggling job seekers with conditions such as autism or Tourette Syndrome as they search for meaningful employment. With the help of specialists, each job seeker uncovers their talents and works to show potential employers that their perceived disabilities can often provide unexpected benefits in the workplace. In each 60-minute episode, two neuro-diverse job seekers work to overcome obstacles and find fulfilling employment that provides them with the skills to excel long term in their careers. Each participant works with an autism or Tourette Syndrome specialist to identify their strengths and determine how best to pursue their job search. Once they understand their talents, each job seeker sets out on interviews or trial runs with potential employers to find the perfect line of work. In addition to following the job seekers, the series also shines a light on the highs and lows that their friends and family have experienced as they support them in their goals.

In the series opener, "Hire Intelligence," James, 35, has Tourette Syndrome, which causes a multitude of unexpected tics including saying "hat", "nipple" and a maniacal laugh. He often hides his condition by suppressing his tics but doing so is painful and exhausting. Since dropping out of college, where he studied biology, he has struggled to find any employment. Jeff, 30, has high-functioning autism and a stutter, which makes communicating his thoughts to the outside world nearly impossible, but that doesn't stop his dream of working in a creative industry. They meet with experts who give them much needed tools to redirect their job search, and guide them towards opportunities that will help them find meaningful employment.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Optomen USA Productions (as Optomen Content)