Vocational Rehabilitation Services


Job Market Experts provides individualized services to help all job seekers, injured workers and persons with disabilities restore healthy, productive lifestyles through long-term gainful employment. Methods include:


Transferable Skills Analysis


Transferable skills encompass a person’s work history, education, training and experience. The level of transferability of a person’s skills to other jobs and work environments can be impacted by physical and psychological limitations. The results of a Transferable Skills Analysis can indicate what type of jobs a person can perform after consideration of work restrictions.


Employability and Labor Market Assessments


Employability Assessments are a useful tool when dealing with wage-loss issues, earning capacity issues, and litigated situations. An Employability Assessment may include a Transferable Skills Analysis and Labor Market Analysis.  A Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor can complete a labor market analysis of any specific geographic area. The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor may also take the probable jobs a person can perform as indicated by the results of the transferable skills, indicating how many of those jobs are available in a given geographic area, associated wages, and any other statistical information requested.


Job-Seeking Skills Training


Job-Seeking Skills Training is designed to help job seekers develop job search skills while getting professional assistance and guidance in finding new employment. It is recommended that all clients who will be entering a job search take our individualized job-seeking skills training program, which includes:

  • Identifying employment objectives and needs.
  • Resume development and job application instruction.
  • Interviewing skills, including appropriate grooming and hygiene.
  • Education in employer correspondence.
  • Instruction on how and where to find a job.
  • Training on post-interview follow-up.
  • Job retention skills.


Job Placement


A structured job search provides daily assistance and guidance from a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. If additional support is necessary, the rehabilitation counselor may also contact employers on the claimant’s behalf in their local community. Placement services involve:

  • Assessment of job seeker’s vocational goals.
  • Regular contact with the job seeker to assist in job search efforts.
  • Assistance with salary & compensation expectations.
  • Marketing job seeker to local employers and supplying job leads.
  • Use of job-search resource information.
  • Setting up on-the-job training with employer.

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