"Rios" is made up of Juaneño Mission Indian/Diegueño Tribe of Indians. We are one of 13 tribes that make up the Kumeyaay Nation in Southern California. The term Kumeyaay means "those who face the water from a cliff". Some Kumeyaay in the southern areas also refer to themselves as MuttTipi, which means "people of the earth." Evidence of settlement, in what is today considered Kumeyaay territory, may go back 12,000 years.
Rios Employment & Consulting Services, Inc. provides a compassionate program that empowers, educates and provides opportunity to all individuals who have difficulty receiving services.
Rios Employment & Consulting Services, Inc. empowers, advocates and provides resources that will allow our participants and their families options to achieve their goals; together building communities to access those goals.
The Beauty of People:
Beauty and ugliness are everywhere- even in some of the same things. To some, a wide open prairie is empty and colorless- but to others it is uncluttered simplicity- the way life itself ought to look. Physical appeal is high on some priority lists, but nu tso se dv na, or Cherokee comfort, lasts longer. We believe that whatever is in our hearts is in our sight. To love something or someone makes us see the beauty within them, their abilities- and not their limitations or imperfections. It is to our advantage to be gentle in our observations- to see and cultivate the best in who we are and in those around us.
As of December 2017, we have a 100% placement rate, with all individuals placed in employment. Participants salaries range from $11.00 per hour to $23.55 per hour, though will depend on your job. Hours worked can be as little as four per week to 40, and include positions such as: greeter, facilities, office, retail, or wherever your dreams take you. There are no set jobs; we create whatever fits you and your goals. We take pride in knowing many of our participants have been with us over 13-20 years and two or our participants just celebrated 17 and 20-year anniversaries with major retailers in our area!