Business Relations Consultants

About


READI-Net: Disability resources for employers - a program of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services

The Business Relations Program and READI-Net assists business and industry in meeting their disability and inclusion-related needs.

Our Business Relations Consultants (BRC) work to connect qualified candidates with disabilities, with employers seeking to hire and retain a diverse, talented and valuable workforce. By offering pre-screening and recruitment services, disability-related education and training, special hiring incentives, and assistance with job-site accommodations and modification services, BRCs cultivate long-term, beneficial relationships that result in a diversified, inclusive and productive workplace.

FAQs


ADRS and READI-Net have one of the most valuable resources for any business – a pre-screened and skilled workforce to match your vacancies. Tap into one of the largest and underutilized talent pools in the country: people with disabilities. Our READI-Net program is a proud partner with Disability:IN Alabama, the affiliate of Disability:IN.

  • Direct, real-time on-line access to a statewide talent bank designed by Disability:IN Alabama, and populated with candidates who have been pre-screened, in order to reduce or eliminate barriers to employment.
  • Person-to-person – Connect with a local ADRS Business Relations Consultant (BRC) to customize recruitment efforts for your vacancies and work directly with you, offering the following services:
  • Advertise – Post your job vacancies in a controlled environment. Link to Disability:IN Alabama to learn more.

Working with the ADRS BRC’s, your business will be able to hire highly qualified and highly-motivated employees, who are pre-screened and referred to your business at no cost to you. We can provide assistance with:

  • Recruitment
  • Cost-saving incentive$ including Tax Credits
  • Employee retention/disability management
  • No-cost training for business See a list of available training-session topics under Resources.
  • Technical assistance
  • Help with Accommodations and Accessibility Guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act and other legislation

Annually, the READI-Net business relations staff throughout the state provide more than 5,000 services to in excess of 1,000 businesses, including:

  • Manufacturers
  • Customer service companies
  • Federal Government
  • Service industries
  • Rural and small businesses
  • Non-Profits
  • Military, and Veteran Service Organizations
  • Call toll free at 1-800-441-7607, and ask for the Business Relations Program.
  • Contact an ADRS office near you.

Toyota

“One of the biggest resources we’ve used from VR is education. They’ve helped train new team members and provided assistance in the selection process.”
- Lee Thomas, HR Specialist

Compass Bank

"They really go the extra mile to ensure that the people we hire from them present our corporate principles to our customer. I've worked with VR approximately eight years and have always found them to be truly professional and very focused on the needs of the employer not just on the individual they're trying to place.”
- Michael Ballew, VP/Manager

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

"The type and talent of people we get from VR are outstanding. What I like in particular is that they come to us and ask what our needs are."
- Wayne Urbine, Deputy District Engineer

 Locations

ADRS State Office
602 S. Lawrence St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
P: (334) 293-7500
TFN: 800-441-7607
FAX: (334) 293-7383

BRC Office Locations

800.441.7607

Resources


Training Sessions

Specialized training by certified Windmills Instructors on 12 modules customized for your business to help change the perception of disability. Download modules list.


For information on or to schedule any of the following trainings, contact BRC-Information@rehab.alabama.gov.