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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Our Business Services Team is hosting a series of events through October that explore disability employment issues and the role they play in fostering a disability-friendly work culture. Download the list of events here.


Imagine a team of employment specialists focused exclusively on your business.

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.

Truly advancing disability employment is about much more than just hiring; it is about creating a common ground of career opportunities and a continuum of inclusion.

Kathryn Hayfield, Commissioner, DARS

  Success Stories

This is Where I Belong

In June 2018, Laura Williams, a graduate of WWRC's Manufacturing Technology Training program, began her career with ComSonics, a company that specializes in the design, manufacture, sales and repair of electronics and fiber optics. Learn how the program helped Laura gain the skills, training and credentials needed for a job in this high-demand industry sector.

Find more examples of DARS' success stories...

  DARS in the News

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CVS Health announces a collaboration with the National Consortium of State-Operated Comprehensive Rehabilitation Centers, on which WWRC Director Rick Sizemore is a member of the executive board. CVS plans to open eight pharmacy training locations by spring 2018. Read the news release here.

  Podcasts from VR Workforce Studio

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Listen to the latest podcasts from VR Workforce Studio, featuring stories of employment, training and education, vocational rehabilitation and the champions of employment who hire people with disabilities.

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