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Employment Agency Helps Vets, Disabled

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new employment agency is helping veterans and people with disabilities find jobs.

The company, Blue Sun Inc., works just like any other employment agency: employers hire the company to match them with employees. Blue Sun Inc. says disabled people are still skilled and talented, but that the word “disability” creates some stigma.

“Regardless of what challenges they have,” said Blue Sun Inc. CEO Dianna Howell. “We have some very, very smart people who come in here and would be very good employees. My brother was a veteran who did 22 years in the military, and when he first retired with a disability, the only job he could get was as a greeter at Walmart.”

On Friday, Blue Sun is having a grand opening at its office on the corner of 2nd Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Corvallis. It runs from 3 to 4 p.m. and anyone is welcome to attend.

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