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Hiring People with Disabilities

In an increasingly competitive recruiting environment, the State of Vermont must look for creative ways to highlight the benefits of working for the State, as well as to develop mechanisms for Vermonters to explore career options across state government.

On March 23rd, 2016, Governor Shumlin signed an Executive Order establishing a “Disability Employment Working Group” comprised of representatives from the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living and members of the Governor’s Workforce Equity and Diversity Committee.  The charge to the Working Group was to develop a model to help State agencies recruit, train and retain workers with disabilities.  The Working Group has crafted a variety of options designed to introduce potential candidates to state employment, including informational interviews, paid and unpaid internships and On-the-Job (OJT) training arrangements. 

Read the full Executive Order here.

VocRehab Vermont believes in the value of Progressive Employment (PE) as a strategy to engage individuals with disabilities in work trials, build skills, enhance a resume, and explore career options. PE also provides employers with a method to evaluate potential employees in an informal, low risk way.  Through Creative Workforce Solutions, a solution can be developed based on your unique business requirements. Our Business Account Managers take the time to learn about your business, and work hard to find creative ways to address your staffing needs.

To speak directly to a Creative Workforce Solutions team member on how they can help you, please contact  Hugh Bradshaw or Nat Piper.