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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.

Truly advancing disability employment is about much more than just hiring; it is about creating a common ground of career opportunities and a continuum of inclusion.

Kathryn Hayfield, Commissioner, DARS

  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. DARS' contract with Didlake has hired more DARS consumers than any other contract in the agency's history. Hear from Didlake representatives who worked with DARS' business services and job placement staff in a 6-month timeframe to recruit, train and hire 110+ full-time employees.

Find more examples of DARS' success stories...





  DARS in the News


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CVS Health announces a collaboration with the National Consortium of State-Operated Comprehensive Rehabilitation Centers, on which WWRC Director Rick Sizemore is a member of the executive board. CVS plans to open eight pharmacy training locations by spring 2018. Read the news release here.

  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.


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