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DARS offers no-cost services to employers across Virginia to help with their employee recruiting, screening, training and retention efforts. You gain dedicated employees, enhance your workplace’s diversity and talent, and lower your hiring and training costs.

Our dedicated business development managers are a valuable one-stop resource who can increase your awareness of the advantages of hiring people with disabilities. Learn how you can Put Ability to Work in your region today.


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Ability Blog

Inclusion and Opportunity for All

DARS Commissioner Jim RothrockTwenty-five years ago, on a very hot and humid July day, I was fortunate to be present for the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the White House Rose Garden. Read more...

Success Stories

Flying Squirrels hit a home run with DARS

Richmond Flying Squirrels VP Todd 'Parney' Parnell The Richmond Flying Squirrels hired nine DARS clients for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. “We found the employees to be very important to our success,” said Todd "Parney" Parnell...