Ian Mac Intire Success Story

When Ian applied for services on 4/22/14, he reported that his largest barriers to employment were due to the extreme anxiety that leads into Agoraphobia and his learning disability. Ian was diagnosed with Chronic Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Specific Learning Disability and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Ian took extra time to consider…

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Chris Hampton Success Story

Chris Hampton came to the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) on 8/25/14. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on 6/11/77, one of three children, and has lived in other places, but moved back to Las Vegas in 2012. He quit school in the 9th grade, but obtained a GED in 1996. His disabilities include…

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Catherine Wright Success Story

For over 25 years, Catherine Wright enjoyed a career as a pre-school teacher in university-based child development programs. She was the Lead Teacher and Assistant Director at the Arizona State University, Child Development Center, and most recently was Lead Teacher at the University of Nevada, Child and Family Research Center. Her official job title was…

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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!”

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.

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.

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