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Public-Private Partnerships

When private businesses partnering with public disability agencies will achieve success in recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining qualified workers with disabilities.

Did You Know?

Why Partnerships?

Business needs skilled, qualified workers to fill its labor demands and grow into new markets. Rehabilitation programs need employment placements for their customers – people with disabilities. A strong partnership is a win-win situation. Private businesses partnering with public disability agencies will achieve success in recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining qualified workers with disabilities.

Who Benefits from the Partnership?

How to Develop a Partnership?

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce in Maryland began working with the local Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program when the chamber sponsored a BLN (Business Leadership Network). The chamber and VR regularly plan for the region's workforce needs. VR develops training and support programs and the result is a steady pipeline of job-ready workers with disabilities – meeting the labor demands of the region.

Working Partnerships Resources

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Resources

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services - Services for Employers
Peggy Anderson, 205-290-4457, panderso@rehab.state.al.us

Alabama Business Leadership Network
Teresa A. Holmes, 334-792-0022, tholmes@rehab.state.al.us


Source: VCU - RRTC on Workplace Supports


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