Disability Recruitment & Retention

Successful recruitment, training, and retention of people with disabilities is an emerging area of focus in workforce development. As businesses compete for talent, they are eager to identify resources for disability recruitment. At Dirkse, we help to successfully tap into the local talent pool by connecting employers with job seekers and by identifying strategies that lead to success.

Dirkse also specializes in creating supported employment programs focused on increasing employment opportunities for individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. We currently support over 70 employees with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their employers throughout the Portland Metro area.

I highly recommend Dirkse for providing employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities. They are extremely knowledgeable regarding candidates and have proven invaluable in assisting us in finding job openings that are a good match. We have had great success hiring individuals with disabilities, both on the production floor and in our office environment. The teams where Dirkse has partnered with us to hire individuals with disabilities have gained dependable, flexible, and skilled team members and the individuals have gained independence and earn a living wage. In this way we support our core values of stewardship and collaboration, by helping to sustain the community we live in and promote inclusivity.
-- Jennifer Huntsman, Manager, Safety, Security & Employee Relations, Leupold & Stevens

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