Specially trained North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation (NCVR) Business Relations Representatives are located across the state to help meet the needs of businesses. Services include:
Recruitment and Hiring: NCVR can connect employers with a talent pool of job seekers with disabilities who have been pre-screened and can match specified job requirements.
More Diverse Workforce: Business relations representatives can help companies and federal contractors recruit and develop a more diverse, inclusive workforce for today’s increasingly global and competitive economy. Diversity in backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of employees can drive business innovation and resiliency. Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce – one that includes qualified individuals with disabilities – is important to the leaders of high performing, sustainable organizations.
Sensitivity/Diversity Training: To create an inclusive, welcoming workplace, NCVR can provide training for human resources personnel, management team members or general employees around disability sensitivity issues.
Accessibility Consultation: NCVR offers consultative services on assuring accessibility in recruiting, hiring and retaining workers with disabilities. Both rehabilitation engineers and assistive technologists can confer on creating accessible workplaces and may be able to assist with workplace accommodations and modifications.
Tax Incentives: NCVR can provide information about incentives available for hiring candidates with disabilities and will assist with the related paperwork.
On-the-Job Training (OJT): To help companies hire and retain well-trained employees, NCVR helps identify, hire and train candidates who can benefit from OJT. This allows for extended new employee orientation and training periods during which up to 75% of the new hire’s wages can be reimbursed. NCVR consultants can help devise a training plan for on-the-job training of employees and will provide follow-up and job coaching services.
Retention Services: NCVR provides follow-up services on new hires or any employee struggling at work due to a disability. Services can be provided for 90 days or longer and focus on assuring the employee and job are compatible. Business services representatives are provided free of charge and services can be customized to meet a business’ specific retention needs.
For more information, contact your local NCVR office or visit their website at ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dvrs