The IVRS Business Services team supports the agency mission of serving the dual customer, meeting the employment needs of business through the qualified applicants and support services provided by the public VR system. The dual customer approach provides the following benefits to customers IVRS: Business has direct access to a pool of qualified applicants and the support services provided by the public VR system and their partners; VR consumers have access to local, statewide & national employment opportunities and career development resources; and VR agencies have a statewide & national system for sharing employment resources, best practices and business connections. Business Spotlight Pictured: Claire (left) and Joanna (right) inside Lee Container. CENTERVILLE, Iowa--Joanna was referred to IVRS by her case manager because she was interested in community employment. Joanna had worked in a sheltered workshop for many years but wanted to try competitive integrated employment. When Autism Speaks announced that they had partnered with Lee Container to improve hiring opportunities for people with disabilities, Joanna seemed like a perfect candidate. Joanna toured Lee Containers and loved it. She had a small amount of job coaching to settle in, but Lee Container has a good system of internal trainers set up so Joanna didn’t need to feel like she was on her own once job coaching left. Joanna has now been at Lee Container for a few months. She looks forward to her job each day and thinks it’s the best job ever! Lee Container says she is a great employee! Lee Container has more openings so reach out today! Contact Business Services For further information please contact: Michelle Krefft Director of Business Services Phone (515) 664-7854 voice/textMichelle.Krefft@iowa.gov Business Services Facebook Submit Job Notices IVRS is committed to helping you reach your diversity and inclusion goals. For upcoming trainings, updates, newsletters and disability employment information, please register for IVRS Business Services updates.