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.

T.J. Lavin

T. J. Lavin, American BMX star, musician, and host of MTV’s The Challenge, knows how disability can challenge and change a person’s life. In 2010, an accident left him disabled for a few years. Now, he is an advocate for employing those with disabilities.

Peter Tang success story – Office Depot

Physical disabilities don’t stop Peter Tang from doing an exemplary job for Office Depot. Hear how his boss in the shipping department describes Peter’s work ethic and why he was nominated for the company’s A Team. If you’re thinking about hiring people with disabilities or know a company that is, call VR Nevada.

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