NORMAN, Okla. –Employment services including training options for people with disabilities will be the focus when Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services comes to Purcell Public Library on Thursday, August 11.
The public is invited to attend the free DRS event from 10 a. m. to 4 p.m. at 919 North Ninth Ave. in Purcell.
DRS assists seekers with disabilities with career preparation, training, job placement and other services that build skills and qualifications needed in the workforce. The agency helps clients deal with barriers to employment, such as inaccessible worksites, lack of transportation and the need for specialized equipment or training.
“Not only can DRS help people with disabilities find a job, we can frequently help them to maintain or advance at their current employment,” said Jan Hatch, DRS Vocational Rehabilitation program manager.
DRS staff will be available to discuss employment services and answer questions.
“Sometimes a person just needs a job coach to partner with them in looking for, applying for and maintaining work or an applicant needs help with interview skills -- DRS can provide these services,” said Linda Gerber, DRS Vocational Rehabilitation counselor.
For more information, phone 405-329-6096.