(All Day Training)

JPD Mission:

JPDTo advance employment for all persons with disabilities through the identification and dissemination of information.To enhance the skills of job placement professionals and vocational rehabilitation counselors.To promote the improvement of career and job placement opportunities for persons with disabilities.To cooperate with other organizations and professionals who share the goal of maximizing the potential of persons with disabilities.

Benefits of Being a JPD Member

  • To belong to a national organization of job placement professionals
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Quality trainings
  • Networking opportunities with other vocational rehabilitation professionals
  • Inside track on industry information in the Vocational Rehabilitation field
  • Monthly meetings with training opportunities
  • Professional publications
  • Direct from Capitol Hill legislative updates
  • To experience National rehabilitation conferences
  • Being part of shaping the future of job placement
  • Scholarships for trainings
  • Professional growth and development
  • FUN! FUN! FUN!

JPD is also a Valuable Association for:

  • Public and private rehabilitation placement professionals
  • Business and industry representatives
  • EEO officers and human resource managers
  • Vocational rehabilitation professionals
  • Job coaches and job developers
  • Workers' compensation and insurance specialists
  • Any group or individual concerned with return-to-work issue


2016 JPD Available Positions


2016 JPD Board of Directors

(Will be posted soon)


If you have questions regarding JPD contact:

Betsy Andrews


Employment Specialist

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JPD 2016 Meeting Schedule

Date | Time - Host & Location

May 19th 2016 | 10AM-12PM - Goodwill Easter Seals 553 Fairview Ave N, Saint Paul, MN

July 21st 2016 | 10AM-4PM - Goodwill Easter Seals 553 Fairview Ave N, Saint Paul, MN

(All Day Training - Training Information Coming Soon, Stay Tuned)

September 15th 2016 | 10AM-12PM - Opportunity Partners 9231 Penn Ave S, Bloomington, MN

November 17th 2016 | 10AM-12PM - Host & Location TBD



It’s getting to be award season! JPD is currently looking for nominations for JPD Placement Person of the Year and Employer of the Year Nominations! This is an great way to recognize outstanding Placement Professionals and excellent Employers. All winners will be announced at the Fall MRA Awards Banquet ceremony. Please visit the MRA website and click on the Division/JPD page for the nomination forms.

We will be looking for nominations in the following categories:

JPD Placement Person of the Year Nominations   CLICK TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

JPD Member Placement Person of the Year

Non-Member JPD Placement Person of the Year




Empoyer of the Year Nominations  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Small Metro Employer (under 100 employees)

Small Non-Metro Employer (under 100 employees)

Large Metro Employer (over 100 employees)

Large Non-Metro Employer (over 100 employees)