News & Events
Join Us at Vikings Training Camp
As a fan of MRCI, we would like to invite you to join us on the sidelines as we cheer on the Minnesota Vikings during practice on July 29 beginning at 10:30 a.m. A light lunch and a few words from a Vikings Representative will follow. Advanced registration is required.
July: Disability Pride Month
At MRCI WorkSource we celebrate each person’s ABILITIES every month of the year. But, July is a month recognized as a time to honor each person’s uniqueness, and to challenge stigmas surrounding the word “disability.” According the U.S. Census Bureau, 19 percent of the population has a disability, making them a part of the largest and most diverse minority representing all abilities, ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds. Yet this population continues to face barriers in community activities, employment, and quality of life.
Fairmont Celebrates Talents of All
The city of Fairmont has proclaimed July as Disability Pride Month, and MRCI WorkSource is spotlighting the honor.
MRCI’s primary goal is to find employment for people with disabilities or disadvantages. It is based in Mankato, with locations in Fairmont, New Ulm, Chaska, Rosemount and Shakopee.
Best Things Minnesota: MRCI Thrift Shop Among Best
The MRCI Thrift Shop in Mankato made the Best In Minnesota Top 10 list! A picture of the store even made the web site. For a full story, please click here.
Employment Services Video
MRCI Partners with hundreds of Businesses
MRCI WorkSource has partnered with hundreds of businesses throughout Minnesota,
providing a number of MRCI workers with great jobs. In return, the businesses receive reliable, skilled workers.
Chris Vorwerk has an eye for detail and design. It’s part of what prompted her to start her business, New Ulm-based United Commercial Upholstery, many years ago. She and her husband, co-owner Phil Vorwerk, take great pride in designing beautiful upholstered seats for golf carts and boats. Products you have to see to appreciate. Turns out their ability to look beyond the surface, though, has been one of their most rewarding business and personal ventures.
“When Tom Rivers walked in here and asked if we had interest in hiring a blind individual, I just didn’t really see how it could work in our business. I just didn’t see how the young man he mentioned could help us with sewing and upholstery without having visual feedback,” says Phil.