Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are the cornerstone of our efforts to empower Kansans with disabilities to become gainfully employed and self-sufficient. When people with disabilities are employed, everyone wins.
- People with disabilities who become employed spend their earnings in local communities on housing, groceries, transportation . . . on life. They contribute as taxpayers. Reliance on public assistance is reduced.
- Employment of people with disabilities is good for Kansas businesses and industries. They have access to qualified employees to meet their workforce needs in a competitive marketplace.
- It’s good for the economy. For each dollar earned as a result of a VR placement, there is about $1.66 in total earnings generated through the economy, according to a study done by Wichita State University. Further, for each person employed through VR, there are about 1.85 total jobs created in the overall economy.