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RCS Empowers, Inc. Take Your Legislator to Work Event

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Representative Terry Katsma visited Rachel Preston at Al & Al’s Steinhaus, and visited Kurt Wiehr at Kwik Trip along with Sheboygan Mayor Vandersteen as part of a Take Your Legislator to Work event. The event was organized by RCS Empowers, Inc. Employment Services team and the Employment First Initiative by Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WBPDD).

Preston and Wiehr each showed the legislators their job duties and suited them up in aprons and hair covering to work alongside them at their jobs. The event is part of a campaign to educate our legislators that individuals with disabilities contribute to our local economies, are valuable members of our workforce and are an underutilized resource as Sheboygan businesses struggle to find good employees. Representative Katsma and Mayor Vandersteen spoke with the managers of both local businesses who emphasized they have gained employees who are conscientious, hardworking and dependable. 

Al & Al’s Steinhaus and Kwik Trip are one of many businesses that partner with RCS Empowers, Inc. to find employees that possess the skills needed to fill open positions. RCS works closely with both the employer and employee to assist with job placement, job training, and support to ensure long-term employment success. The Wisconsin Employment First Initiative’s goal is to double the employment rate for individuals with disabilities in our local communities. To learn more about finding qualified job candidates and partnering with RCS Empowers, Inc., contact Lynn at 920-694-1206.