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DRS provides a variety of free business solutions for West Virginia employers.


When you’re searching for qualified job candidates, our employment specialists can help. We match businesses with qualified job seekers from the DRS consumer database. Email your vacancy announcements directly to DRS staff for statewide or local distribution.

On-the-Job Training

Funding is available to employers through DRS to assist with the costs associated with training a qualified job seeker from our consumer database.

Job Try-Out Program

Through this no-cost trial work opportunity program, job-ready applicants can perform standard work requirements and display work skills for an employer.

Accessibility Assessments

When you have a great employee, you don’t want to lose them. Turnover is expensive, and retaining good employees is better for your customers and your business. Suppose you have an existing employee who develops or incurs a disability. In that case, there are reasonable workplace accommodations you can make to keep them as part of your workforce.

DRS employment specialists can provide the following help:

  • Job Analyses
  • Site Evaluations
  • Job Site Accommodation Consultation

Job Retention Services

DRS can assess individual employee needs and assist with expenses for vocational rehabilitation. Suppose you have an employee at risk of losing their job due to a disability. In that case, we can recommend workplace solutions to aid in retention. DRS can assist if you have a great employee whose work performance has changed due to the following:

  • Gradual loss of hearing or vision
  • Accident or illness
  • Other physical or mental impairments impacting work performance

Placement Services Program

DRS contracts with community vendors for services to help employees acclimate to or increase their ability to perform their job duties.

Contracted services may include the following:

  • Situational assessments
  • Job coaching
  • Job retention
  • Social skills training
  • Job placement
  • Long-term, follow-along services