HireAbility

DIRECTORS MESSAGE: We are excited to announce that the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is now HireAbility Vermont! Read Director’s Message +

Elevating What Vermonters With Disabilities And Employers Can Achieve Together.

HireAbility Vermont is an energized network of employment and job skills specialists, and counselors who are dedicated to breaking down the barriers that have traditionally kept good jobs out of reach of Vermonters with disabilities. For over a decade, we’ve made lasting professional connections between local employers with roles to fill and job seekers eager to lend their talents and expand their career paths.

 


 

Alicia G.

Adults

Our services are all about helping Vermonters with disabilities find and maintain employment—whether you are looking to advance in your current job or to change jobs completely.

Adult Services

Youth

As Vermont youths with disabilities start to think about life after high school, we help in that transition with job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, life skills and more.

Youth Services

Employers

Offering a variety of innovative placement options to job seekers and employers alike, we represent a broad coalition of employment programs, all working to increase job opportunities for Vermonters.

Employer Services

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“HireAbility Vermont didn’t treat me like I was this individual that wasn’t gonna be able to do anything, or ever make me feel like I couldn’t do it. If there was something I wanted to do, they were going to help me go do it.”

Tricia Badeau  |  Barre, VT

Breaking Barriers To Employment

HireAbility Vermont is an employment and career development resource for Vermonters living with a disability. We connect passionate employees with local employers eager to find talented workers. We also provide ongoing support to help ensure continued success on the job from day one, and into the future. In fact, everything we do together is designed to help everyone achieve their employment goals.

Working With You

Everything we do together is designed to help everyone achieve their employment goals. HireAbility Vermont counselors work to develop employment plans together—one tailored to the unique job goals and needs for both employer and employee.

Working For You

Through our network of services and specifically designed programs, our dedicated staff of counselors are always there as a resource to tap into. We are there from day one, and remain into the future.

Explore Our Programs & Services

Whether you’re a job seeker, a youth exploring opportunities for after high school or an employer looking for ways to expand your workforce with talented Vermonters, our programs are designed to help you.

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Personal Stories

I Just Graduated. And I Did It At Age 63.

It took me about five years, but I finally did it. I looked at my son and I said, ‘I want to get my diploma’. HireAbility Vermont helped me through it—they’ve helped me so much. That’s what I told Annabelle, my counselor. I said, ‘If it wasn’t for you guys, I don’t know where I’d be’…

Ruth’s Story

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Personal Stories

I’m Smart And Talented, And I Need HireAbility Vermont

I hadn’t worked in three years, and I had not been able to find anything part-time that would allow me to be on disability and also use my brain power and my talent, so this was a godsend really. If it wouldn’t have been for my counselor at HireAbility Vermont I wouldn’t even have seen this job…

Julia’s Story

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Personal Stories

In The future, I Would Like To Manage My Own Money

My HireAbility Vermont counselor would make sure that I had the right job coaches that would help me get a better experience. And my employment specialist was very helpful when it comes to helping people with disabilities find a job. I felt very happy and appreciative—and very proud about it…

River’s Story

HireAbility January 24, 2022