Charles Watkins Success Story

VR Nevada helped find Charles Watkins the perfect job at BB’s Cafe. He feels right at home, after working in kitchens for many years and all of his coworkers notice what a great job he does. Carlitha Windom, owner of BB’s Café, said, “I wish all my employees could be like Charles!”

Happy Holidays from VR Nevada

Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief for the State of Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, reaches out to businesses to hire people with disabilities and points out that people with disability stay longer at their jobs and have less absenteeism. Give yourself a gift of a wonderful employee.

Cletis “Mike” Mikell Success Story

Mike has been diagnosed with Spastic Incomplete Quadriplegia from a motor vehicle accident. He has use of his right side and walks with a cane. He applied for services on 5/16/07, was placed at Nellis Air Force Base Commissary on 9/25/11 in a position of Clerical Support/Data Entry that paid $9.75 an hour for 24…

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VR Nevada – Job Seeker Message

Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief for the State of Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, encourages Nevadans with disabilities looking for a job (or trying to keep their job) to contact the rehabilitation team at the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. Increased education, assisted technology or moral support are just a few of the services offered.

Back to School Message from VR Nevada

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Back to School time, Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief for the State of Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, shares how they’re coming up with ways to help students transition from the world of school to the world of work. Learn more about how the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation can help Nevada’s youth with disabilities reach their future goals.

VR Nevada helped Joseph Adams at Office Depot

VR Nevada helped Joseph Adams to find a job as a cashier at Office Depot. Joseph loves his job and the interaction with the customers. His supervisor Carlos is greatful for the partnership with VR Nevada and the training and guidance Vocational Rehabilitation provided for Joseph.

Economic Benefits of hiring people with disabilities

Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief for the State of Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, reports 87% of the public prefers to support businesses who hire people with disabilities and that people with disabilities and their community represent a $1 trillion market. What is your business doing to tap into that market? Learn more by contacting VR Nevada today.

Hiring Benefits

Frank Woodbeck, Director for Nevada’s Department of Employment Training & Rehabilitation (DETR), dispels the myths of how people with disabilities cannot “make it” in the workforce. Did you know studies show employees with disabilities rate better in job performance compared to those without disabilities? Learn how VR Nevada can help you find the best employees for your business.

Hidden Disability

Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief for the State of Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, shares that an estimated 87% of all disabilities are hidden and what matters the most is the person can do the job. Learn how VR Nevada can help you find the right person with the right qualifications for the job.

Washoe County student opportunities

Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief for the State of Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, supports Vocation Opportunities for Inclusive Career Education (VOICE), which helps young adults in school (or recently graduated) acquire the skills to get a great job. Find your “voice” by calling VR Nevada at 775-284-9645 in Northern Nevada and 702-486-3329 in Southern Nevada.

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