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Job Coaches Invaluable to Employers and Workers With Disabilities

Published on: 12/16/2014 By: Administrator

Job coaches are making a difference at Rancho Cucamonga-based Vocational Improvement Program, Inc.–known simply as VIP–the non-profit organization that helps to place workers with disabilities in available jobs with a wide variety of businesses in Southern California.

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Workers With Disabilities Bringing Hope To Others

Published on: 12/16/2014 By: Administrator

An increasing number of adults with disabilities are finding work with major businesses in Southern California thanks to the help of a growing non-profit provider of employment services based in the Inland Empire. The workers are the clients of VIP, Inc., headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga with locations in San Bernardino and Hesperia.

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VIP’s Production Facility Warehousing, Assembly and Packaging Jobs

Published on: 12/15/2014 By: Administrator

Major manufacturers of a variety of products in Southern California are realizing the benefits of outsourced labor, but these companies are not outsourcing overseas. Instead, they have chosen to contract with the services of Vocational Improvement Program, Inc., otherwise known simply as VIP, a non-profit organization based in Rancho Cucamonga. VIP provides these manufacturers with […]

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VIP, Inc. A Non-Profit Success

Published on: 6/11/2014 By: Administrator

Wendy Rogina, the president and CEO of Vocational Improvement Program, Inc. (VIP), along with her husband, Rick, vice president and CFO, have built a thriving, private non-profit organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities by providing them with meaningful work opportunities. Recently, they sat and talked with Labor Today Magazine’s Jeff Allen about the success […]

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Section 503 How Does It Affect Corporate America?

Published on: 6/11/2014 By: Administrator

Recently, Hammond had the opportunity to travel toWashington, D.C., and attend the annual meeting of Direct Employers Association. “Direct Employers Association is a nonprofit human resource consortium of leading global employers formed to improve labor market efficiency through the sharing of best practices, research, and the development of technology.”

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Let’s Work Together! 10th Inland Empire Caucus Annual Legislative Breakfast

Published on: 6/11/2014 By: Administrator

The Inland Empire Caucus’s 10th Annual Legislative Breakfast was recently held at the Doubletree by Hilton Ontario Airport. The theme of this year’s breakfast was Let’s Work Together! The event celebrated the local agencies that have served individuals with developmental disabilities providing personal growth skills, vocational training, job placement services, residential services, and independent living […]

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Benefits of Employing Individuals With Disabilities

Published on: 6/11/2014 By: Administrator

Longtime law enforcement officer and community volunteer, Christopher Vicino, has discovered that not all employment programs are the same. Now as VIP’s board chairman, Vicino told Labor Today Magazine he wants to open employers’ eyes to the incredible ability and desire of people with disabilities to work in mainstream jobsites.

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Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Supporting Workers With Disabilities

Published on: 6/11/2014 By: Jill McCoomber

In a recent interview with Labor Today, Chris Taylor Frito-Lay’s Director of Logistics, Distribution and Transportation, talked about their relationship with VIP and how for more than 14 have they have embrace all their co-workers with disabilities.

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Diversity Training: Breaking Down Barriers for Employees with Disabilities

Published on: 2/04/2014 By: K. J. Thomas

Employers often have preconceived notions of what people with disabilities can or can’t do. “Labor Today Magazine,” recently talked with VIP, Inc. Director of Training, Beth Hammond about how diversity training dispels myths and breaks down barriers about employees with disabilities.

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Gear Technology Praises People with Disabilities

Published on: 1/30/2014 By: Jill McCoomber

Gear Technology a major aerospace gear manufacturer, stated that quality production, fast turn-around and cost savings were some of major reasons ther’re working with VIP’s production services. VIP provides training and employment for individuals with developmental and other disabilities.

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