Thursday, March 06, 2008

Opportunity Village to Host Career and Services Fair For Adults With Disabilities

LAS VEGAS — Opportunity Village is hosting a career and services fair from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7 for adults with disabilities. The event takes place in the organization’s gym, located at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd.

Opportunity Village can help adults with disabilities by placing them in jobs throughout the community. Attendees will learn how job training can help to achieve their goals and will also be able to explore enrichment programs including innovative arts, leisure and recreation for those who cannot or do not desire to work competitively. Applicants are encouraged to bring resumes and dress to impress.

Human resource recruiters will be on hand to discuss employment, direct care and case management opportunities. The following agencies will be present: Nevada PEP, Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living, Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation Client Assistance Program, Nevada Job Corps, Special Olympics, CSN Disability Specialist, Family TIES of Nevada , Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, and the Public Guardians Office.

Currently, Opportunity Village serves more than 800 people with intellectual disabilities every day with 52 percent employed throughout the community at places such as Mon Ami Gabi, Nellis Air Force Base, McCarran International Airport, VA Clinics, American Nevada, Bureau of Reclamation, Clark County Government Center, Capital Grille, Lied Animal Shelter, Springs Preserve, Variety Early Learning Center, The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Foley Federal Building, The Lloyd D. George Federal District Courthouse and many more.

Opportunity Village is a Las Vegas-based, not-for-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their families. It is the largest private provider of vocational training, employment, advocacy and recreation for people with disabilities in Nevada.

Individuals employed through Opportunity Village's two work centers earn their own wages and become productive members of society. They are taxpayers too. This event is an excellent way to connect people with disabilities and businesses in need of their enthusiastic service. Opportunity Village is a tremendous asset to the community.

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