Date April 13th, 2016
Time 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This Experience Has Been Completed
Career Fair

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Industries: Human Services
Audience: K12

Experience Details

OVR Transition Job Fair

Employer set-up will be from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at which time a breakfast will be provided

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is hosting a job fair for hiring youth with disabilities Ages 17 to 25. We are currently looking for employers interested in participating in the job fair and have positions currently available. The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help eligible people with disabilities prepare for, obtain or maintain employment.

OVR currently has a program available for employers hiring youth. The Jobs for All On-the-Job Training, or OJT, initiative provides opportunities for qualified OVR youth customers, age 25 and under, to enter into employment. OVR recognizes there are costs associated with training an employee to learn a new job. The Jobs for All OJT will provide reimbursement of a percentage of an OVR customer’s wage to absorb some of these training costs.

In today’s job market it is becoming more difficult for young people to obtain and acquire needed skills to compete in the 21st Century job market. The Jobs for All OJT can assist employers in hiring and providing employment opportunities for OVR youth customers; in turn assisting youth in building their skill sets. The key to the success of the Jobs for All OJT will be flexibility with business and industry in meeting their unique needs.

The Jobs for All OJT will now allow a reimbursement of employee wages for Internships and other non-permanent employment, either full-time or part-time. This can include summer youth employment, seasonal and temporary positions. Permanent employment positions are also eligible for Jobs for All OJT reimbursements for OVR youth customers.

OVR staff will be available at no cost to provide support and resources to facilitate a successful outcome for both the business and the OVR youth customer. For permanent employment positions, OVR can provide technical support and certification of additional tax credits when employers hire qualified, job-ready OVR youth customers.

Please contact us for registration materials. Thank you.

Experience Requirements

Employers should be looking to hire youth with disabilities for positions available within their organization.

Experience Location

OVR- Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is located at 2800 West 8th St, Erie, PA 16505 0
2800 West 8th St, Erie, PA 16505 0   ·   Click Here For Directions