DRS recognizes Mineral County Commission in Keyser as an Exemplary Employer


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) recognized Mineral County Commission in Keyser as an exemplary employer and partner as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October 2023.

DRS recognized Mineral County Commission for demonstrating excellence in its diverse hiring practices by creating an inclusive workplace and for its positive contributions within our communities.

Mineral County Commission has provided trial work experience opportunities to several DRS consumers, which allows them to try working in a real job setting so they can learn new skills and see if the type of work is a good fit for them before committing to a long-term job. The Commission has also hired one DRS consumer to work as a full-time employee.

Mineral County Commission in Keyser received an Exemplary Employer certificate from DRS

Nominated by DRS Rehabilitation Counselor Bridgette Kady, the Mineral County Commission has an outstanding partnership with DRS. They are understanding and considerate in providing work-related opportunities for DRS consumers.

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 people with disabilities, ages 14 and up, set work goals and develop career plans to overcome employment-related barriers so they can go to work or maintain current employment. DRS also 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.