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Groundbreaking Reverse Job Fair Held

IVRS held an innovative Reverse Job Fair in partnership with the Iowa Department of the Blind, the Iowa Workforce Center, Easter Seals, Department of Aging and Candeo on March 9 at the downtown YMCA.

A reverse job fair connects business and industry to employment candidates who are ready for employment. Instead of the business having a booth, our job candidates will showcase and highlight their skills in a booth so businesses are able to see the skills and talents of each candidate.

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Right: Hy-Vee Recruiting Specialist Bea Cisler talks to Annette Mossman (left) about positions at Hy-Vee that would match her qualifications at a boot camp held recently in preparation for the Reverse Job Fair on March 9, 2016.

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IVRS and Iowa Businesses at Governor's Press Conference

IVRS would like to thank Heather Link (second from right) and Lorene Grubbs (right) of Owner Revolution and Kim Deskin (left) of Wells Fargo for joining us at Governor Branstad's Press Conference yesterday. IVRS Administrator David Mitchell (second from left) was a speaker at the press conference and talked about how Iowa is one of the top three states in the nation using strategies and partnerships to employ persons with disabilities.

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Iowans with disabilities want to work

Photograph of Tom Harkin Read Tom Harkin's Blog on the 25th Anniversary of the Signing of the ADA
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IVRS Council Bluffs Area Office Recognizes Partners for National Disability Awareness Month.

View full size article in the Council Bluffs NonPareil

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Photo of Cheri Blauwet working at a clinic in Guatemala Cheri Blauwet's Success Story
Image of KIMT News Mason City Office Feature Mason City Office featured on KIMT News in Forest City
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(Link couresty of the Globe Gazette)
Photo of Anna Bradley Anna Bradley Featured in Inc. Magazine (Link Courtesy of Inc. Magazine)
Meet our Job Candidates
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Waldorf Graduate Becomes Special Education Teacher

See the film clip of job candidate Erin by Michelle Krefft.

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#RespectTheAbility Campaign: Spotlight on Kwik Trip

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Photo of our Project Search Graduates Our Project Search Graduates within the Des Moines Public Schools completed a one-year internship at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines as part of their high school education. This is the fourth year that students have been given an opportunity to learn job skills at Mercy Hospital Medical Center through Project Search.
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Downtown Des Moines Marriott Including Persons with a Disability in a Diverse Workforce



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