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.

Starbucks Website

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.

VR Nevada TV Commercial

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 775-823-8110 (north) and 702-486-0372 (south)

Arrow Electronics

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 702-486-0372 in Southern Nevada and 775-823-8110 in Northern Nevada.

Valentine’s Day message

In this Valentine’s Day message, Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief for the State of Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, compares how the process of hiring the right person for a job is much like building a personal relationship. Learn how VR Nevada can help you find the right people for your company.

Chona Success Story

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 Success Story

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 Success Story

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.

Vocational Rehabilitation Good Morning Las Vegas

Las Vegas businesses are putting people with disabilities to work. Opportunity Village, Nevada Vocational Rehabilitation and Dessert Regional Center work to identify clients who can work in the competitive marketplace and give them the tools to do so.

23rd Annual Disability Awareness Day

The 23rd Annual Disability Awareness Day was held on October 18th, as October is National Disability Awareness Month. Among the many participants in the event was the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation sharing their resources with the visitors.