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Imagine a team of employment specialists focused exclusively on your business.

DARS offers no-cost services to employers across Virginia to help with their employee recruiting, screening, training and retention efforts. You gain dedicated employees, enhance your workplace's diversity and talent, and lower your hiring and training costs.

Our dedicated business development managers are a valuable one-stop resource who can increase your awareness of the advantages of hiring people with disabilities. Learn how you can Put Ability to Work in your region today.

Ability Blog

DARS’ New Workforce Development Unit

Dale Batten, Deputy Director for Workforce DevelopmentDARS has been very successful in working with businesses, meeting their hiring needs and helping our job candidates seek employment. Yet we know we can improve how we do business to help our customers achieve their employment dreams and assist the Commonwealth to fill jobs in the labor market. Read more...

Success Stories

DARS and Didlake: Hiring Consumers and Breaking Records

DARS referred more than 100 job candidates to contractor Didlake, who was tasked to fill custodial services jobs for three naval facilities in the Hampton Roads area. More success stories...

Podcasts from VR Workforce Studio

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Listen to the latest podcasts from VR Workforce Studio, featuring stories of employment, training and education, vocational rehabilitation and the champions of employment who hire people with disabilities.