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Business Spotlight: Rick’s Body Shop

July 19, 2016

If you could improve your productivity, your sales and your workplace culture, would you? These are all probable side effects of hiring people with disabilities.

Rick’s Body Shop in Rapid City is a perfect example of a South Dakota business that has managed to procure one of its most valuable employees from this very untapped workforce.

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Webinar will Guide Employers Through Steps to Hire People with Disabilities

July 12, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR), Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) are providing a webinar Tuesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. (CDT).

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 11, 2016
Media Contact: Dawn Dovre, 605-773-3094

Webinar Will Guide Employers through Steps to Hire People with Disabilities

 PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR), Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) are providing a webinar Tuesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. (CDT).

 The program will provide basic information on how employers can begin hiring people with disabilities, including what they can and can’t ask prospective employees and what they need to know about providing accommodations. Participants   will also learn about free resources to help employers with job training, job coaching and evaluating whether their facility is accessible to employees with disabilities.

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Vocational Rehabilitation

Building a Support System: Vocational Rehabilitation in a Nutshell

July 07, 2016

When it comes to landing the ideal job, it can be difficult to know the tools and skills you’ll need to make those goals a reality. When you have a disability, there are other things you may have to take into account on the job search and in the workplace.

That’s where Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) comes in – but what’s it all about?

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