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Business Solutions

Nebraska VR values partnering with Nebraska businesses and can help you with your staffing needs, provide quality job candidates, and keep good people working for you.

Find and keep qualified employees with the following Nebraska VR Placement Services:

Job Matching

Nebraska VR matches qualified candidates with quality businesses.

  • We discover the qualifications and skills required for your hiring needs.
  • Nebraska VR will access our candidate pool to find individuals with skills for your specific job openings.
  • We provide you pre-screened candidates to match your needs.

Job Retention

After we have worked together to place the right person in the right job, Nebraska VR is available to ensure successful employment.

  • Nebraska VR provides follow-up visits to ensure the employee's and the employer's needs are being met.
  • We assist employees with worksite accommodations to help keep valued workers and avoid the cost of training new staff.

Job Coaching

This service helps job candidates learn a new job to the employer's specifications.

  • Nebraska VR provides a qualified job coach to train the candidate until they become proficient.

Assistive Technology

These services can include evaluation, design, adaptation, or technical training.

  • Assistive technology specialists can provide recommendations for worksite modifications for your employees.
  • Demonstration and trial use of assistive technology equipment will be provided.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Employers that hire Nebraska VR's qualified candidates may claim the WOTC.

On-the-Job Evaluation (OJE)*

This opportunity allows businesses to observe a candidate's potential before making a final hiring decision.

  • Worksite training and evaluation activities help you determine if a candidate is the right fit for a job.
  • OJEs range from 1 to 90 hours, depending on your position requirements, and may be arranged as a volunteer or paid position.
  • Because you have no obligation to hire the person being evaluated, you save costly turn over expenses.

On-the-Job Training (OJT)*

This training is provided in an actual work setting by the potential employer.

  • OJTs are business driven and an opportunity to train job candidates your way with the job skills required for success in a specific job.
  • Training duration varies depending on the skill level of the candidate.
  • Permanent employment is the goal and support is available from Nebraska VR.

*Insurance coverage for job candidates is provided by Nebraska VR.

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Nebraska VR Fact:

Each year, Nebraska VR works with more than 6,000 of Nebraska residents with disabilities, and, in 2016, 2026 of those residents successfully entered the workforce.

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Business Testimonials

What Do Businesses Say About Nebraska VR?

Some of Nebraska's best businesses seek and hire people with disabilities. These businesses have found working with Nebraska VR to be an appropriate and effective business move. Working from a large pool of individuals, Nebraska VR can match their skills and abilities to your job requirements.

With the tightening labor pool and aging population, employers are looking for additional resources to draw new potential applicants. [Nebraska VR] is a viable option that offers potential applicants with disabilities or limitations a chance to reconnect with today's workforce. [Nebraska VR] does an excellent job with matching the applicants limitations with the employers job expectations. Columbus Hydraulics views [Nebraska VR] as an important partner in future of fulfilling employment needs.

Columbus | Bryan Ternus | Columbus Hydraulics

[Nebraska VR is] doing an excellent job [of] helping find the right people to work in the automotive business. I have been in the program for about a year and the first student I employed is still with me.

Nick Vuko Jr.| Walker Tire

[Nebraska VR] works hard to bring forth the right candidates for the job, working with the employer to try to meet the needs

Columbus | Angela Wright | Valmont Industries

Everyone has performed above any expectations I could have set for them! [Nebraska VR has] been great!

Omaha | Alan Cox | Metro Community College

They are not just a reliable resource ... VR is your partner.

LaVista | David Scott | Embassy Suites

I would have to say that when it comes to [Nebraska VR], I think of the relationship with your staff. Meaning that a comfort level is immediately created. In my business and most any business our staffing is one of, if not the most, difficult aspect. Finding and keeping "good" candidates and eventual employees is not easy. Once that is accomplished, my focus can be on the other big issues. Using VR has given me the ability to focus on those bigger issues. In saying that, the employees that have come to me through [Nebraska VR] are typically long term. We have, to this day, 4 employees that came from [Nebraska VR], a total of 14 years of experience between them. One of them has been with AMCON since May of 2006. My memory is that many have come to me and after a short probationary period, many have stayed long term. That speaks a success story in my world.

Omaha | Fred Hawlik | Amcon

[All the staff at Nebraska VR] work diligently to try to develop training programs to develop candidates for employment opportunities with our company. It's a pleasure to work with them.

Grand Island | Mark Moravec | Chief Industries

[Nebraska VR] gives clients and employers the opportunity to connect. The follow up support from [Nebraska VR] eliminates most of the issues that go with hiring new people.

Omaha | Mike Schlimgen | Nebraska Machine Products

You tour the businesses to understand the type of work we do and the jobs we have so you can recommend your clients for jobs that they will be successful on.

Sarah Heller | Cargill

Nebraska VR fact:

Our applicants come from a range of educational backgrounds, from GEDs to PhDs, and often have years of skilled experience across a wide range of industries.

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Watch Pathway to Employment Video Series

The Pathway to Employment Video Series is designed to de-mystify the many services provided to clients and businesses while highlighting the innovation that is the culture of Nebraska VR. While certainly each story is either one of progress towards an employment goal or a client's employment goal success, they are also stories about the important role played by staff members, businesses, ATP, Easter Seals, Project SEARCH, and others. Go to:

Our Mission

We help people with disabilities, prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment while helping businesses recruit, train, and retain employees with disabilities.

Contact Us

Nebraska VR
Nebraska Department of Education
Address: P.O. Box 94987, Lincoln, NE 68510
Telephone: 402-471-3644
Toll Free: 877-637-3422 or 877-NE-REHAB
FAX: 402-471-0788