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Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about Nebraska VR.

What are the benefits to hiring a candidate from Nebraska VR?

You will receive qualified job candidates whose skills will match the job you have available.

What is the process of recruiting candidates from Nebraska VR?

Contact your local Nebraska VR office. An Employment Specialist will follow up with you and learn your business needs. Qualified candidates will then be sent to you. We can make our hiring process easier!

Who do I contact if I have a job opening?

Just call your local Nebraska VR office with your work needs and we will recruit for you.

Is there a charge for your services?

Absolutely not. We are your tax dollars working for you.

Are you like at temp agency?

Similarly, we have a pool of qualified workers. But unlike temp agencies our services are FREE. We also provide ongoing support beyond 90 days to make sure the employer and job candidate succeed.

Where do we find your job candidates?

We do not recruit workers, they find us. We are known statewide for our focus on employment. When people want to work, they come to us.

What do we mean by the term, "Disability?"

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual is considered to have a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

Nebraska has many residents with disabilities who want to work. These people range in age, education level and severity of disability. Many people have what are called "hidden disabilities" because their disabilities are not obvious when looking at them. These individuals might have a learning disability, an anxiety disorder, chronic pain, a heart ailment or head injury. The person might be a teenager planning a career for after high school graduation, or a person who experienced a disability later in life after a long work history.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Comprehensive civil rights legislation, the ADA. That makes it unlawful to discriminate against individuals with a disability in public and private sector employment (for businesses with 15 or more employees), state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation or telecommunication.

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology is any item, piece of equipment, or system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is commonly used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Includes items such as communication devices, adapted appliances for accessible living, environmental control devices, modified housing, adapted computers, and specialized software.

What do you mean by Individual with a Disability?

One who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of that person’s major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or who is regarded as having such an impairment (ADA definition). Invisible (hidden) disabilities: These are disabilities that are not readily apparent, such as asthma, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, epilepsy, kidney disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic depression, learning disabilities, and mild developmental disability, among others.

What is Telecommunication Device for the Deaf or Teletypewriter (TDD or TTY)

An electronic device that allows people who are Deaf to communicate over telephone systems.

What is Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

The process of assisting individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment through diverse services tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Each state has a public VR agency.

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Our Mission

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

Services Overview

Nebraska VR has helped people with disabilities join the workforce since 1921. Our team of experts provide direct services to job seekers with disabilities and businesses that lead to employment.

Contact Us

Nebraska VR
Department of Education, State of Nebraska
Address: P.O. Box 94987, Lincoln, NE 68509
Telephone: 402-471-3644
Toll Free:877-637-3422 or 877-NE-REHAB
FAX: 402-471-0788