Recruitment and Placement
Our Vocational Rehabilitation and Visual Services staff help employers reduce turnover by matching qualified, job-ready applicants to job requirements. We provide pre-employment testing and offer job-related training for individuals we refer. Our staff can customize on-the-job training and support services, if needed. We also provide follow-up services to ensure employees' success on the job and help with affirmative action programs by referring qualified applicants with disabilities.
DRS offers on-the-job and follow-up training for workers we refer. Our staff can provide disability awareness, sensitivity and etiquette training for all your employees.
Our experts can consult with you about special technology to improve workers' productivity. We can analyze job duties to determine how an individual with a disability could accomplish them successfully. We offer practical advice for modifying offices, stores and other work sites, if needed, to make them more accessible to employees and customers with disabilities. DRS staff can advise employers on employment issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We refer you to other resources for more information on disability employment or accessibility, if needed.
We help employers save money by providing information about tax and reimbursement benefits for hiring workers with disabilities, such as:
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) allows those who qualify to receive tax credits for part of wages paid to targeted workers with disabilities, including individuals referred by DRS' divisions of Vocational Rehabilitation and Visual Services.
- Architectural/Transportation Tax Deduction (IRS Code Section 190, Barrier Removal) enables businesses who qualify to take an annual deduction for expenses related to making buildings or vehicles used in your business more accessible to persons with disabilities.
- Small Business Tax Credit (IRS Code Section 44, Disabled Access Credit) provides an annual tax credit to eligible small businesses for making their businesses accessible to people with disabilities.
- DRS reimburses businesses for on-the-job training they provide to workers we refer.
Oklahoma Works brings all of our state’s workforce resources together, connecting employers, employees and job-seekers to information and programs that help build Oklahoma’s workforce.