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This Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services provides information training and rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities. The Agency assists employers in finding qualified job candidates, reduce hiring costs or build workforce diversity programs.

The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship program combines customized on-the-job training and related classroom instruction for employers in a variety of occupations, ranging from high technology to highly-skilled trades. Technical assistance is available to businesses in developing and/or expanding programs through the Division of Apprenticeship Training.

VECTEC has a Center for Technical Data and Information service where businesses can obtain business, technical and scientific document and data retrieval support. Small businesses have access to e-commerce services to enhance the selling of goods and services across the Internet. VECTEC provides a spectrum of e-commerce resources customized to increase company sales.

The VDEM provides businesses a Virginia Business Emergency Survival Toolkit (available online) to help companies prepare, respond to and recover from disasters.  The toolkit assists in developing an emergency preparedness plan. The kit explains several types of emergencies and the problems they pose, and provides information on how to prepare and recover from emergencies.


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