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DARS offers no-cost services to employers across Virginia to help with their employee recruiting, screening, training and retention efforts. You gain dedicated employees, enhance your workplace’s diversity and talent, and lower your hiring and training costs.

Our dedicated business development managers are a valuable one-stop resource who can increase your awareness of the advantages of hiring people with disabilities. Learn how you can Put Ability to Work in your region today.


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Ability Blog

Carilion employees learn from Project SEARCH students

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Nora TuckerFor the past four years, one of the largest employers in Southwest Virginia, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, has served as a host site for Project SEARCH, a national program for students with autism, intellectual or learning disabilities. Read more...

Success Stories

Flying Squirrels hit a home run with DARS

Richmond Flying Squirrels VP Todd 'Parney' Parnell The Richmond Flying Squirrels hired nine DARS clients for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. “We found the employees to be very important to our success,” said Todd "Parney" Parnell...