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The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) partners with businesses interested in the inclusion of people with disabilities into the workforce. We can help meet your workforce needs and expand your market share. We connect your business with qualified employees and services in your area, as well as nationwide resources that can support your business. BRS can also connect your business with other Maine-based businesses that hire people with disabilities and who are willing to share their experience. For more information, contact BRS's Business Relations Specialist.

 

Why integrate employes with disabilities in your workforce?

BRS provides no cost services

According to Maine's Center for Workforce Research and Information:

  • 15.5% of working age adults have one or more disabilities, compared to 10% nationwide
  • 31% of Maine's working age adults with disabilities were employed, compared to 77.5% of those with no disability

Maine has an untapped workforce!

  • Staffing and recruitment of talented job seekers with disabilities
  • Job support, coaching, and training for job seekers with disabilities
  • Work Place Accommodations
  • Job Retention/Return to work Services
  • Financial incentives including tax reimbursement benefits Work Opportunity Tax Credit.
  • Training and consultation

 

"We believe that broadening our workforce by employing people with disabilities is not only the right thing to do, but it makes good business sense and has benefits which will reverberate across our company and community. The FlexiCenter is an example of business collaborating with state government and private agencies to deliver an incredible opportunity for an amazing group of people."

Felicia Coney, Site Manager, Tambrands; A Procter and Gamble Company

BRS also connects businesses with community resources and networks that support diversity and workforce needs including:

 

For more information and/or assistance please contact:

Christine Robinson
Maine Department of Labor
 Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
150 SHS
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (207) 623-7942
TTY: Please use Relay 711
 Fax: (207) 287-5292

E-mail: Christine.C.Robinson@maine.gov

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