Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation has expanded.
Nebraska VR has created a three-member Business Account Managers team helping the disabled find employment in the Omaha, Norfolk, Kearney, and Grand Island areas.
Lindy Foley is the Employment Services Program Director for the Nebraska VR program. She says the Business Account Managers will work to match disabled individuals with employment opportunities.
“And their primary responsibility is to be out in the community meeting with employers to learn about the current business needs,” Foley tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KKPR.
Nebraska VR provides services both to the disabled and to businesses at no cost.
Foley says Nebraska VR works to create connections.
“Nebraska VR services are provided at no cost,” Foley says. “We do have VR offices across the state. So, many years we’ve worked to establish partnerships with a variety of businesses and we not only want to maintain these partnerships, but we also want to reach and work with employers who have not yet utilized our services.”
Nebraska VR helps the disabled with job training as well as the job hunt. It also works with businesses to find the right opportunities for the disabled.
Brent Weithorn, KKPR, contributed to this article.