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VR Can Work for Your Business

Crucial to VR’s mission are North Carolina’s businesses who each year hire thousands of individuals served by VR. Because each of our referrals is screened, employers can feel more confident that they’re a good prospect for their company, and they benefit from VR’s customized follow-up to help make sure the new employee and the job remain a good match for each other.

Screening, job-matching and training can reduce employers’ recruitment time and costs. Businesses can benefit—at no cost—from on-site consultations by professionals like our rehabilitation engineers who help ensure that the physical workplace is a good fit for the new employee. They may also enjoy tax incentives for hiring a VR referral.

Watch "Part of Our Team", VR's new 7:16 video featuring interviews with employers and a former division consumer on their success after partnering with VR.

Here’s How VR Works for These Businesses

  • “After VR worked with an employee for a few days, the employee was able to perform the job without support. I’ll continue to use VR for our hiring needs.” Mike Davis, K&W Cafeteria, Greensboro
  • “Our deaf employees have had a positive influence on the rest of my staff. They are dependable, ready and willing to work. The job coach has been very helpful, but with some we haven’t needed a coach. With minimal time investment, communication is no different than with other employees.”
    —Bill Alvino, The Village at Brookwood, Burlington (a retirement community)
  • “VR not only helped with the initial hiring, they fol­lowed up to make sure that we continued to do well together. I encourage employers to consider VR.”
    Dr. Joanna Tysor, Tysor Veterinary Clinic, Siler City
  • “VR evaluated the jobs here to make sure there was a really good fit. They’ve always been willing to go the extra mile.”
    Edward Gaines, Greyhound Bus Lines, Raleigh

Let VR Work for Your Business

  • Minimize your turnover. VR refers screened applicants who match your job requirements.
  • Cut your hiring costs. You can reduce your screening and training needs for new hires.
  • VR’s on-the-job training service compensates you for providing training to our referral.
  • Get no-cost follow-up and consultation on any employee with a disability.
  • Qualify for one or more tax breaks when you hire a VR-referred applicant.
  • Retain valuable workers. We can help you keep your workers if they acquire a disability. 

For more information, view these VR publications:

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