CVS Health Creates Job Opportunity Referral Program for the Disabled in Wayne County

Job Opportunity Referral Program allows a co-hort of disabled, dislocated workers to participate in a valuable, mentoring orientation and work experience program facilitated by Lena Barkley, Lead Manager Workforce Initiatives.
DETROIT - Jan. 17, 2020 - PRLog -- Lori Hill, MA, LLPC, CBSP, Executive Director of the Disability Network of Wayne County Detroit (DNWayne), announces that CVS Health, Lead Manager Workforce Initiatives, Lena Barkley, has created a Job Opportunity Referral Program to be launched in January of 2020. This opportunity provides mentoring and guidance with the application process for retail positions.  The program allows those with visible and invisible disabilities to receive job readiness, employment etiquette, application assistance, background check, drug screening, and job location preferences through the Disability Network of Wayne County Detroit.

Breaking Down Barriers to Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, "CVS Health, is focused on breaking down the employment barriers that individuals with disabilities face and believe our colleagues, customers and individuals in the community, of all abilities, are what help our company and the community to grow and thrive," said Lisa Bisaccia, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Health.

DNWAYNE JOB CLUB:  Employment & Job Readiness Services

We train and prepare our consumers to seek, obtain and maintain employment. We assist with resumes and job application completion and the development of both interview and job seeking skills.

Over 50% of individuals with disabilities are unemployed. Whether you are new to employment or trying to reenter the job market; the goal can feel daunting. To help, the Disability Network Capital Area offers a range of employment related services ranging from information to targeted job skills training.

We work with both adults and students. Services include:
• Disability awareness and job accommodations
• Self-advocacy – When you need to disclose a disability
• Transferable skills
• Systems navigation
• Interviewing, job applications, resumes
• Benefits Planning
• Assistive Technology

Please visit the DNWayne website at:

Our Employment and Training Services include job readiness training, soft skills training and advance job club, and classes in transferable skills, communication, and travel training. In addition, we also provide information on how to prepare a resume, for a job interviews and complete online applications. Our partners include Michigan Rehabilitation Services and the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons.

If you have completed Job Club with the DNWayne or you have a disability and would like to enroll in our Job Club, please visit sign up here: (

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