Partnering with Employers to Create an Effective Work Place - DHS 4639

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

State of Illinois
Department of Human Services

Looking for Reliable, Dependable, Qualified Applicants?

The Illinois Department of Human Services' Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) is the state's lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS is committed to assisting people with disabilities in finding quality employment.

We value Illinois employers as our customers and offer a variety of no-cost individualized services that connect employers with qualified applicants.

DRS Provides Solutions to your Employment Needs!

Working together, we can build a stronger and more diverse work place!

We know that you are faced with the daily challenge of sourcing qualified applicants. As a business customer of DRS you gain access to job ready candidates who are:

Qualified ¦ Productive ¦ Dependable ¦ Conscientious

The Division of Rehabilitation Services provides solutions for the workforce needs of business customers while preparing talented, qualified job seekers with disabilities for their chosen careers. Our business mission is accomplished by:

1. Listening for business needs

2. Identifying support opportunities

3. Fulfilling solutions

4. Evaluate effectiveness

You will also receive specialized business services including:

  • Opportunity to expand your diverse workforce
  • Valuable information about tax credits and incentives
  • Assistance getting your return-to-work employees back to work
  • No-cost access to experts on job accommodations and technology
  • Access to Disability Awareness training

Visit our web site to see how other employers have partnered with DRS at:  drs.illinois.gov/success

To learn more call 1-877-761-9780 (Voice), 1-866-264-2149 (TTY), 1-312-957-4881 (VP)

Employer Testimonial

"The purpose of CVS Health is 'helping people on their path to better health'. The collaboration of our corporation and the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) partnership mirrors that purpose.  More importantly, it represents our commitment to disability awareness and supports our efforts to train, mentor, and hire diverse candidates throughout our enterprise."

Lena Barkley, Lead Manager, Workforce Initiatives


Programs, activities and employment opportunities in the Illinois Department of Human Services are open and accessible to any individual or group without regard to age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin or religion. The department is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action and reasonable accommodation programs.

DHS 4639 (R-2-17) Employment Resource Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois 20,000 copies P.O.# 17-1534