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Abstract Details for The Progressive Employment Model

The Progressive Employment (PE) model is an employment strategy with an emphasis placed on how VR business relations and job placement personnel interact with employers. PE is predicated on a dual-customer philosophy, making information about business engagement key to better serving VR consumers in finding work experiences while ensuring employer needs are optimally met by the VR program. The PE model is fundamentally based on the premise that businesses should be partners and clients of VR for the process to work most effectively. Progressive employment: - Believes that everyone is ready for something - Embraces that small success leads to further success - Provides flexibility and creativity based on each person or employer’s situation - Ensures low risk for both the employer and the participant - Eliminates the need for consumers to be “job ready”