DRS recognizes Asplundh Tree Service in Beckley as an exemplary employer

From left: Mike Bolen, Asplundh Field Supervisor, and Alyce Almond, DRS Employment Services Manager
From left: Mike Bolen, Asplundh Field Supervisor, and Alyce Almond, DRS Employment Services Manager

Asplundh Tree Service in Beckley is recognized by the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) as an exemplary employer and partner as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October.

Asplundh has demonstrated excellence in its diverse hiring practices by creating an inclusive workplace, and DRS recognizes this organization for its positive contributions within our communities.

I have worked with Asplundh for the last several years, and they are always a pleasure to work with. They have hired DRS consumers from the Beckley, Princeton and Lewisburg areas using DRS’ on-the-job training program, and they are always eager to hire qualified individuals to join their team. They have been very accommodating and easy to work with.

Patricia Moody

DRS Employment Specialist

During my tenure with DRS, I have come to value the working relationship that has developed over the years with Asplundh. Asplundh is a valued partner of DRS, and through their efforts, people with disabilities have been able to achieve their employment goals and become more self-sufficient. Throughout the years, I have had a positive experience working with Asplundh, and I look forward to continuing that relationship in future.

Randall Coleman

DRS Employment Specialist

DRS, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Commerce, is responsible for the federal vocational rehabilitation program in West Virginia, which enables and empowers West Virginians with disabilities to work and to live independently. DRS helps adults, as well as high school and college students with disabilities set work goals and develop career plans to overcome employment-related barriers so they can go to work or maintain current employment. DRS assists West Virginia’s businesses and employers by being their primary employment resource to include or to retain people with disabilities in their workforce.

For more information about DRS and its programs, call 1-800-642-8207 or visit the division’s website at wvdrs.org.