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Who We Are

We are a free service to both employer and employee. We provide pre-screened, ready-to-work applicants with a wide range of skills and abilities from around the state. OVRS Staffing solutions can help you access a variety of work incentive programs that can save your business money.

Vision and Values

Guided by a clear vision and grounded by strong core values, OVRS Staffing Solutions is committed to continuing leadership in Oregon providing employment services and solutions to meet the needs of its customers: businesses and people with disabilities.

Our Aspirations

  • Our customers can rely on us.
  • We deliver customized solutions.
  • We are easy to do business with.

Our Cultural Value

  • Can-Do Attitude
  • Accountability
  • Driven to Win
  • Pride
  • Authentic
  • Respect

Services

  • Eliminate the guess work in the hiring process
  • Pre-screen applicants for motivation, reliability, and dependability
  • Provide help with accommodation needs
  • Consult with employers about their current and future needs
  • Establish long-term business relations
  • Disability Awareness and training
  • Diversity and inclusion education information

Announcements

New Services Available to Employers

We can help your business build your workforce diversity by providing training and technical assistance regarding employment of people with disabilities.

We can work with your managers with disability awareness training, accommodation assessments and assistive technology.

Sponsorships are available to help you provide work-based learning experiences at your place of business for people with disabilities.

Opportunities include:

  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Short-term employment opportunities
  • Pre-Employment transition services

Let us help you recruit and hire people with disabilities. Contact Selaina Miller to learn more at 1-877-477-1701 or selaina.miller@state.or.us.

Additional opportunities to expand and diversify your workforce are below.

Tapping Fresh Talent Career Expos

Upcoming

  • Tapping Fresh Talent Career Expo Portland 2015 – April 23, 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland.
  • Tapping Fresh Talent Career Expo Eugene 2015 – April 9, 2015 at Lane Community College, Eugene.

Past

  • Tapping Fresh Talent Career Expos 2014 were held in Portland and Eugene.
  • Tapping Fresh Talent Career Expo Portland 2014 was held April 10 at the Oregon Convention Center. Over 150 job seekers and 39 employers participated. Business sectors represented included healthcare, telecommunications, high tech, utilities and more. Additional services included disability etiquette training for employers, resume reviews and interview tips for job seekers, and a workshop with networking tips for students.
  • OVRS Staffing Solutions would like to thank our Platinum Sponsors, the US Forest Service, DAIMLER, NW Natural Gas and our Gold Sponsor, Eid Passport. OVRS Staffing Solutions extends a thank you to all of the employers who participated. A list of employers is available here.
  • Tapping Fresh Talent Career Expo 2014 Eugene was held May 8 at Lane Community College Center for Meeting & Learning. Nearly 100 job seekers visited 13 employer booths. Additional services included disability etiquette training for employers, resume reviews and interview tips for job seekers, and a workshop with networking tips for students.
  • OVRS Staffing Solutions would like to thank our Silver Sponsors, Lowe’s and Comcast. A complete list of business is available here.

Live Resume Events

Learn more about Live Resume Events and view a video filmed by our partners at Incight. Registration or additional information about these events is available from Selaina Miller at selaina.miller@state.or.us or Tiana Tozer at tiana@incight.org.

Upcoming:

Past

  • Feb. 13, 2014 in Portland
  • Feb. 25 in Salem
  • April 23 Albany/Corvallis
  • June 26 in Portland
  • July 16 in Salem

Meet the Industry Events

Learn more about Meet the Industry events.

Upcoming

  • Oct. 2 – City of Portland
  • Oct. TBD – Explore Careers in Natural Resources – Bend
  • November TBD – State of Oregon DHS
  • Dec. 2 – Healthcare

Past

  • June 24, Explore Careers in Natural Resources. Agencies participating included US Forest Services, Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resources & Conservation Service, and USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Disability Awareness Seminar or Training

To schedule a seminar customized for your particular business scenario, please contact Selaina Miller at 1-877-477-1701 or at selaina.miller@state.or.us.

Upcoming

Seminars at ALSCO, Inc.

Past

Sessions were held in 2014 at:

  • Bureau of Reclamation in Klamath Falls
  • US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in Medford
  • HASL in Grants Pass
  • Workforce Center, Oregon Employment Department and Department of Human Services in Newport
  • US Forest Service in Sandy

Myths and Facts

Myth: The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) forces employers to hire unqualified individuals with disabilities.

Fact: Unqualified candidates are not protected under the ADA. To be protected from discrimination in hiring, an individual must first meet all requirements for a job and be able to perform its essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

Myth: Under the ADA, an employer cannot fire an employee who has a disability.

Fact: Employers can fire workers with disabilities under three conditions:

  • The termination is unrelated to the disability or
  • The employee does not meet legitimate requirements for the job, such as performance or production standards, with or without a reasonable accommodation or
  • Because of the employee's disability, he or she poses a direct threat to health or safety in the workplace. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy)​

Myths and Facts

Myth: The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) forces employers to hire unqualified individuals with disabilities.

Fact: Unqualified candidates are not protected under the ADA. To be protected from discrimination in hiring, an individual must first meet all requirements for a job and be able to perform its essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

Myth: Under the ADA, an employer cannot fire an employee who has a disability.

Fact: Employers can fire workers with disabilities under three conditions:

  • The termination is unrelated to the disability or
  • The employee does not meet legitimate requirements for the job, such as performance or production standards, with or without a reasonable accommodation or
  • Because of the employee's disability, he or she poses a direct threat to health or safety in the workplace. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy)​

Contact Us

If your business wants to tap the OVRS labor pool - or if you simply want more information about our employer services - please contact: Selaina Miller phone: 1-877-477-1701. Email: beyondthe.label@state.or.us Or, contact a local office near you.

Partners and Sponsors

  • US Forest Service (Platinum Sponsor)
  • DAIMLER (Platinum Sponsor)
  • NW Natural Gas (Platinum Sponsor)
  • Eid Passport (Gold Sponsor)
  • Comcast (Silver Sponsor)
  • Lowe’s (Silver Sponsor)