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.
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.
VR Nevada helps Office Depot hire qualified associates
VR Nevada helped Office Depot General Manager, Misty Ashton, fulfill her hiring needs. VR Nevada made the process very easy, by screening the candidates, finding the best fits, and training associates. Misty says that Office Depot employees with disabilities are reliable and dedicated, and have excellent attendance records, lower attrition rates and higher safety ratings than other employees. In fact, they’ve set an example for all associates at Office Depot.
Get the facts on employment rates for individuals with disabilities
Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief for the State of Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, shares that people with disabilities only have a 19.1% rate of employment, despite their ability to perform the job. We can help increase your education, provide assisted technology and offer moral support. Contact VR Nevada at 775-284-9645 in Northern Nevada and 702-486-3329 in Southern Nevada.
VR Nevada provides job and college readiness for recent high school grads
Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief for the State of Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, encourages recent high school graduates with disabilities to make the most of their future by taking advantage of our services. VR Nevada can help you get a job or prepare for college in the Fall.
VR Nevada helped Gustavo and Andrea get jobs at Office Depot
Gustavo, born deaf, had struggled to find employment for years. Then, VR Nevada helped Gustavo find a job that suited his unique interests and abilities. After being hired by Office Max, he’s excelled at every job duty assigned. Two years later, Gustavo still loves his job and is now inspiring others to work hard and do the same. If you’re thinking about hiring people with disabilities, call VR Nevada at 775-284-9645 (north) or 702-486-3329 (south).
Cody Robinson Success Story
Cody Robinson graduated from Churchill County High School in June 2014 and returned to school the following year to work on academics he felt he needed to improve under his Individualized Education Program (IEP). While attending school, he began to work with Expanding Life, a job placement agency in Reno. When Cody came to the…
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VR Nevada and DETR help heroes fight unemployment
Frank Woodbeck, Director for Nevada’s Department of Employment Training & Rehabilitation (DETR), shares how those with physical and mental disabilities are heroes fighting against a formidable villain…Unemployment. Learn how VR Nevada helps disabled individuals fight for meaningful employment and how your business can benefit from these talented heroes.
VR Nevada helps Bureau of Reclamation to find a qualified employee
When the Deputy Regional Director of the Bureau of Reclamation was looking for an executive assistant, she worked with VR Nevada and found an ideal candidate for the position. See why Corey is described as an exceptional employee and why it makes good business sense to hire employees with disabilities.