HireAbility

Employers

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Where Ability Meets Opportunity.

HireAbility Vermont is the public-facing entity of the State of Vermont’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation whose mission is to help Vermonters with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain meaningful careers while helping employers recruit, train, retain and promote employees with disabilities. We are a free, statewide resource for employers throughout Vermont and neighboring counties in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York. For many employers, it costs little to nothing to accommodate candidates, and the rewards can be invaluable.

Solutions For Your Business          Programs & Services

 

Employer Program Overview Video

Recruit

Find new hires from a diverse group of candidates who not only want to work for you, but also have the interests and skills that align with your hiring needs. Progressive employment options help you get to know a candidate through company tours, job shadowing, on-the-job training, full-time hires, or custom solutions that work for your business.

Train

Provide and train the right candidates with the skills and knowledge they need to advance their careers with you. Discover training opportunities for your whole team, build a more well-rounded workforce, and develop training solutions that provides employees with advancement opportunities.

Retain

Get one-on-one retention solutions that encourage employees to stay employed and grow with you. We stay in contact to make sure that it is a good fit for both the candidate and employer as well as provide training and career development programs to all employees.

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“Different people have different needs—sometimes it’s a little bit easier if they feel they have somebody to help them as well. In the traditional workplace you don’t necessarily have that.”

JENNIFER BENOIT
Associate Relations Manager Hannaford Bros. Co.   |   St. Albans

Solutions That Work For You

We take the time to learn about your recruitment, training, and retention needs. We introduce candidates to your business using progressive employment opportunities, helping everyone get to work.

Business Account Managers By Town:

BARRE

Jennifer Isham
5 Perry Street, Suite 100
Barre, VT 05641
802-279-7802

BENNINGTON

Wendy Callaert
200 Veterans Memorial Dr., Ste 15
Bennington, Vermont 05201-1998
802-343-4726

BRATTLEBORO

Collier Shutter
28 Vernon St., Suite 400
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301-3675
(802) 430-4380

BURLINGTON

Kris Bascue
110 Cherry Street, Suite 2-1
Burlington, VT 05401
802-353-0717

MIDDLEBURY

Mary Ellen Giglio
156 South Village Green
Middlebury, VT 05753
802-343-4698

MORRISVILLE

DJ Masi
63 Professional Drive
Morrisville, VT 05661
802-793-8309

NEWPORT

Neil Morrissette
100 Main Street, Ste. 120
Newport, VT 05855
802-343-4770

RUTLAND

Kris Bascue
190 Asa Bloomer Bldg.
Rutland, VT 05701
802-353-0717

SAINT JOHNSBURY

Todd Gratton
1016 US Route 5
Saint johnsbury, VT 05819
802-424-6910

SAINT ALBANS

Katie Coe
27 Federal Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478
802-370-5023

SPRINGFIELD

Kevin Tallman
100 Mineral Street, Suite 308
Springfield, Vermont 05156-2306
802-296-1141

WHITE RIVER JCT.

Amanda Moore
118 Prospect Street, Suite 201
White River Junction, VT 05001
802-356-1233

Programs For Your Workforce

Our programs have been specifically designed to help your business navigate prospective candidates, new hires, and building skill development for your whole workforce.

Employers, are you ready to expand your workforce? We have a variety of creative ways for you to meet potential candidates—Your local Business Account Manager Is Here To Help You Get Started +

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Personal Stories

I Believe In Consistent Employment For Everybody

Having HireAbility Vermont is like having the help to provide support that we may not be able to provide in a work space, with job coaches or extra support people. Different people have different needs—sometimes it’s a little bit easier if they feel they have somebody to help them as well, like having a more difficult conversation. I think that in the traditional workplace you don’t necessarily have that…

Jennifer’s Story

 

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Personal Stories

I See Pride In My Work Again

I’ve always wanted to work with animals, but I never had the opportunity to pursue it because I came from a very low income family and had to work since I was 13 years old out of necessity. So I just went and did what I had to do without ever believing I could do what I wanted to do. And now with HireAbility Vermont I’m like, ‘huh, yeah I have the skills and aptitude”, and I was like oh my god, like, what I want to do is actually what I have the skills to do…

Findlay’s Story

 

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Personal Stories

I Found A Place That Doesn’t Give Up On You

My [current] employer is good at knowing what my skills are and they moved me up into position that they think I could do based on my experience and just having conversations with me about what I’m interested in. There has been a lot of growth in this position. HireAbility Vermont really works with you to advance and giving you what you really want out of a job and have a career…

Alicia’s Story

 

HireAbility January 11, 2022