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- REACH, INC. hires Director of Human Resources
Reach, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of James Thomas as Director of Human Resources. Jim began his duties at Reach on January 5th, 2015.
Jim grew up on a small town in upstate New York. He attended college at Norwich University, Vermont, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Army. The next 21 years he traveled around the world, in numerous Army assignments. His overseas assignments included Panama, Germany and Korea.
- Work centers for disabled face uncertain future
A new federal ruling is changing funding for sheltered work centers. The ruling encourages states to use funds from Medicaid to take workers out of the centers and place them in community jobs instead. But opponents are afraid those community jobs won't be there or won't be safe.
There are several businesses in the Chippewa Valley including Chippewa River Industries or CRI and Reach Inc. that provide a safe work environment for people with cognitive disabilities.
"In any given day we are serving about 130 people a day just here in this building and 100 people out in the community," CEO of CRI Dave Lemanski said.
- Job Opportunities
This position is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations, long range planning and continuous changes in relation to the new Managed Care realities and expectations of Green Valley Enterprises. Responsibilities include facilitation of all financial, personnel, program, production management, and community relation functions in the pursuit of agency goals and in support of its mission.