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Employment and Career Services

If you have a significant vision loss, are blind or DeafBlind, we can assist you in finding a job, advancing your career, or keeping the job you have.

We offer a variety of counseling, training, job skills, and job placement services.

These services vary according to individual needs. SSB counselors work with you to determine which services you will need to reach your job goal. Together you then develop a plan for reaching that goal.

For more information, call 651-539-2373.

Overview

Apply for services from an employment and career counselor, read our resource guide, and get assistive technology for work.

Evolve: VR, a Comprehensive Plan to Strengthen SSB

Evolve: VR (vocational rehabilitation) is a multi-year systemic change initiative to redesign our vocational rehabilitation services to better meet the needs of current and future customers of our program.

We are evolving into a customer-centric program that results in individuals obtaining life-sustaining careers that offer competitive wages and opportunities for advancement, providing individualized and transformational vocational services that are easy to navigate and positively impact the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and DeafBlind, and the best VR program in the country that people want to work for and with.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility will be embodied throughout and within the entire systemic change.

Self-Employment through the Business Enterprises Program

Qualified legally blind Minnesotans can become self-employed vending machine business owners through the Minnesota Business Enterprises Program.

Community Partners

Find a community partner focused on employment, career growth, and job retention.

Our Staff

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Living with Vision Loss

Losing your vision can seem overwhelming at first, but you are not alone. We'll help you assess your needs and work with you to determine the best ways to meet your goals.

Braille, Radio, Talking Books, News

Books, newspapers, magazines and other materials in alternate formats. Services to keep you informed, in-touch, entertained, educated and employed.

Request More Information

Interested in SSB services? Filling out this short form will help us connect you to the right staff person from SSB. Services include employment, assistance for seniors, and accessible materials through our Communication Center. Read about any of these services through the links on this website.

Disability Minnesota

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