LAMAR, Colo. — The Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) hosted the Lamar Chamber of Commerce for a “business to business” ribbon cutting on Tuesday, December 8th. The ribbon cutting marks the Lamar DVR induction into the Chamber of Commerce. The offices are located at 1006 South Main Street in Lamar, directly across from the Prowers County Annex.
This event is an opportunity for the Lamar DVR and the Lamar Chamber of Commerce to work in partnership toward accomplish DVR’s goal of bridging business and ability for people with disabilities in the Lamar workforce. David Atkinson, Business Outreach Specialist with the Lamar DVR states, “We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with the entire southeastern Colorado business community.” The DVR is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
The Lamar DVR is committed to helping local employers find candidates who are skilled, loyal, and committed to the businesses success. After placement, employers and employees receive ongoing support from DVR’s professional staff, including job training, direction on ADA regulations, and information on disability and employment guidelines. DVR can also help with financial incentives and facilitation of tax credits.
Across Colorado and in Lamar many workers with proven skills are left out of the workplace. As Colorado’s leading placement organization for people with disabilities, the Lamar DVR is working to change this by bridging talent and ability so companies and employees succeed.
Atkinson explained that the DVR has 32 offices in the state, serving 12,000 clients statewide. “There are three main services that we can provide,” he explained, stating, “We can fill open positions to meet the requirements of a potential employer, retention of an employee that develops a disability that starts interfering with their jobs, we can step in to get person the services they need to maintain their job at no cost to the employee or employer and lastly, we have various training sessions such as diversity training of various lengths.” There are about sixty clients that are served in the southeast Colorado area by DVR representatives who will travel to their community.
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