Archive for 2013

Workforce Services helps individuals overcome today’s challenges in the job market

NATIONWIDE (September 19, 2013) — During a time when technology is power and expertise is valued, it is important to develop the skills necessary to get a job – especially in the competitive job market of today. Preparing a resume, interviewing for a position and receiving a call back are not as cut and dried…
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Fred G. Acosta student places second in national competition

TUCSON, AZ (September 18, 2013) — Stars are developed through ResCare–operated Job Corps programs time and time again. At Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center, two of these stars are shining above the rest. The center’s Home Builders Institute of Plumbing and Electrical Vocations recently participated in Skills USA, one of the most demanding career…
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Remembering Jimmy ‘Wheels’ Hoffland

LA CROSSE, WI (September 16, 2013) — On a recent summer day, Jimmy ‘Wheels’ Hoffland, who lived with cerebral palsy, left his wheelchair behind to enjoy his newfound freedom. With his passing from this earth, Mr. Hoffland’s many friends felt lucky to have known such an inspiring, head-banging rock and roller. ResCare Direct Care Professional…
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Youth rally for foster care awareness

McKeesport, PA (September 10, 2013) — Rallying for a good cause is nothing new to ResCare, particularly for the youth we support. ResCare Workforce Services Mon Valley Bridge youth and staff displayed this pride and demonstrated their “soul” at the Rally for Children in Pittsburgh to raise awareness during National Foster Month – a fitting…
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Job Corps centers gain political recognition

NATIONWIDE (September 3, 2013) – Job Corps students are joining country leaders to work towards achieving a better tomorrow. In an effort to inspire continuing success amongst students, national representatives spread encouragement and experience through a visit to two different Job Corps centers. At Guthrie Job Corps Center, students had the opportunity to hear U.S….
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ResCare gets recognition for being eight-time top Plane Pull fundraiser

LOUISVILLE, KY (August 29, 2013) – Since 2002, ResCare has partnered with Special Olympics Kentucky to host their annual Plane Pull. For several years, ResCare’s team has raised at least $10,000 in addition to ResCare’s sponsorship donation of $10,000. That’s $20,000 a year to help provide year-round sports training and athletic Olympic-type competitions for children…
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Roll on Capitol Hill

OVERLAND PARK, KS (August 21, 2013) — It’s often said that ResCare employees go the extra mile to care for the people they support. Karen Iverson, a ResCare HomeCare nurse, took this notion much further when she traveled thousands of extra miles — all the way to Washington, DC — to ensure her client Finn…
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ResCare helps lead the way in aging care

(LOUISVILLE, KY) – This fall, Ralph Gronefeld will join forces with other local healthcare giants to lead a discussion on the future of the aging care industry in the United States. Companies from across the nation will convene in Louisville from Nov. 12 – 13 to participate in the first ever Louisville Innovation Summit: America’s…
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Meet ResCare’s Nominees for the 2013 Direct Service Professional of the Year Award

ANCOR, the national association for providers of services to people with developmental and other disabilities, annually honors one Direct Support Professional from each state along with a National DSP of the Year for exemplifying the high calling of the profession. This year ResCare operations nominated 59 Direct Service Professionals who provide outstanding service to the…
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Steven S. Reed Named ResCare Chief Legal Officer and Secretary David S. Waskey, General Counsel, Retiring December 2013

(LOUISVILLE, KY) — ResCare, Inc., the nation’s largest private human services company, announced today that Steven S. Reed has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.  Mr. Reed, a director of ResCare since 2003, has stepped down from the Board upon assuming his new position. Mr. Reed has practiced law since 2001 at…
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