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.
Hiring Workers with Disabilities at Starbucks Largest Distribution Plant
The national unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 11.2 percent – double the jobless rate for the general population, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Recognizing that disparity, Starbucks is launching an on-the-job training program for people with cognitive and physical disabilities at its Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center.
Damon Fruitful Success Story
When Damon Industries’ Fruitful Juice Products was looking for a new employee, they contacted VR Nevada to help find someone suitable for the position. Juan was the perfect match. He’s doing a great job for the company and everyone likes him. In fact, he’s doing so well that he was selected as Fruitful’s Employee of the Year.
Employees with disabilities bring great value to business. VR Nevada is at work for disability inclusion and can connect you with talented employees to help drive business success for your company. Call 775-284-9645 (north) and 702-486-3329 (south)
See why Robert Green of Arrow Electronics thinks hiring people with disabilities makes good business sense and why it’s a win-win situation for all. VR Nevada is at work for disability inclusion and can help your business staff-up with qualified, hard-working employees, too. Call 702-486-3329 in Southern Nevada and 775-284-9645 in Northern Nevada.
Chona was in an accident that left her with a disability. Hear her story and how Nevada Vocational Rehabilitation helped her and other individuals with disabilities obtain employment.
Gustavo was born deaf. VR Nevada helped Gustavo get a job after struggling for years. VR Nevada matched the needs of OfficeMax with the abilities of Gustavo and helped him obtain a meaningful job.
Kimie has been blind since the age of 12. VR Nevada has provided Kimie with assistive technology, so she can be successful in her job and education. Kimie is now attending law school and working full time.