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Services Offered by Affiliated Agencies

Career Center for the Disability Service Agencies (DSA)
Visit the Career Center to learn more about occupations within Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, our missions and values, and a listing of our current vacancies. The DSA's include the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH), Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Virginia Board for Persons with Disabilities (VBPD), Virginia Industries for the Blind (VIB), Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind (VRCB) and Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC).

DARS Business Services
Dedicated to helping companies increase their competitive advantage through promoting diversity in the workplace.

Employment Services Organizations
There are over 85 community rehabilitation programs (CRPs) throughout the state of Virginia who have vendor relationships with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to provide an array of employment related services. The organizations, known by DARS as Employment Services Organizations (ESOs), operate primarily for the purpose of providing employment and vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. You can view ESOs by region, products and services offered and also through the Interactive Map feature, which lets users select ESOs by clicking on regions of the state.

Long-Term Rehabilitation Case Management Program
Offers assistance to persons with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities, through a Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) program, in order that they may become self-supporting and as independent as possible.

Project TRAIN IT
An employment initiative with the primary goal of placing as many as forty individuals with disabilities (75% with multiple or severe disabilities) in information technology jobs.

Virginia Industries for the Blind
Enhances the quality of life for blind and visually impaired individuals through providing gainful employment; and provides opportunities in career development and employment related services to blind and visually impaired individuals.

Virginia State Government Employment Opportunities - RECRUIT
Offers job listings and Virginia State Application.

Vocational Rehabilitation
Helps people with disabilities, through the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) program, get ready for, find, and keep a job. This program has 36 offices across Virginia and a residential training and medical rehabilitation center called the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center.

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA)
The Workforce Investment Act authorizes funds to provide the employment and training services of various programs and organizations through a system of one-stop career centers. In Virginia services are provided through locations called Virginia Workforce Centers. These centers are operated under the guidance of The Virginia Workforce Council and Workforce Investment Boards in seventeen Workforce Investment Areas. Virginia's system of one-stop career centers is called the Virginia Workforce Network.

The Virginia Employment Commission
The Virginia Employment Commission is pleased to provide you with easy access to workforce services for businesses, employers and citizens, job opportunities, and labor market information in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Other Resources

Career Connect
Offers a customer service network designed to assist workers, students, individuals seeking employment and employers with an abundance of educational, employment, and career-related information.

Goodwill Industries of Richmond
Assists persons with barriers to employment to achieve their highest degree of economic and personal independence.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities through international toll-free consulting services.

State of Virginia Recruit
Supplies employment opportunities in State Government.

Offers information, resources and research connecting employers with qualified individuals who have disabilities.