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

 

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.

What To Expect

  • Informational interviews and company tours are a great start to introduce your business to a potential candidate.
  • Short-term job shadowing—ranging from a few hours to a few days—is a great way or employers and potential candidates to meet.
  • Work experiences and internships allow trainees to demonstrate and build skills to help you decide if they are a good fit for your business.
  • Training is not just for the HireAbility Vermont candidate, you can explore training opportunities for your whole team.
  • Work-based learning for students helps us introduce young Vermonters to the world of work.
  • Business account managers will help you develop a custom staffing solution to meet your changing workforce needs.

Statewide Office Locations

We reach all Vermont businesses—as well as those located in neighboring counties in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York—through our network of statewide offices.

See our list of our office locations +

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Ready to get started? Let’s get to work—talk to one of our dedicated Business Account Managers today:

Contact Us?

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