DRS recognizes Job Squad in Fairmont as an Exemplary Employer

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) recognized Job Squad in Fairmont as an exemplary employer and partner as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October.

Job Squad 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.

"Job Squad has a unique partnership with DRS by being both an employer and by providing services to DRS consumers as a community rehabilitation provider. The organization is very familiar with the need to create and support a diverse workforce and has been an excellent partner in providing employment and training opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In addition to training services, they provide natural supports to individuals with disabilities in the workplace. They also frequently hire DRS consumers to fill contract positions at multiple locations, including the FBI Center in the Clarksburg area."

– Nominated by Diane Heldreth, DRS Clarksburg District Manager

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 or visit the division’s website at wvdrs.org.