Vermont RETAIN

Preventing work disability across Vermont and​ supporting the health of all working Vermonters.

Research shows that there is a brief window of opportunity to help an individual with a work-limiting injury or illness to remain in the workforce. Once that window closes, the likelihood of an individual remaining employed is low. When an illness or injury forces a worker to exit the labor force, the loss negatively affects the health and well-being of these workers, as well as their families, employers, community, and many levels of government.

RETAIN is a federally funded progam based on evidence that this loss is often preventable and – with timely, coordinated, and effective supports – many workers could return to or remain in their jobs.

Check out our additonal resources below to learn more about the Vermont RETAIN program. 


  • How we can help you
  • Support Resources (LINK)
  • Free Trainings
  • For help finding a job click here (link to the resource)
  • To find a vocational rehabilitation counselor click here (link to the resource)
  • For help with a workers’ compensation injury click here (link to VDOL WC page)


  • How we can help you
  • Best-practice training
  • Learn more about Alternate Work Duty (link to a resource)
  • Create a functional job description
  • Recovery Friendly Workplace
  • Become a Resilient Workplace


  • Early Return to Work Program and Study
  • Best-practice training
  • COVID return-to-work resources
  • Articles


  • MDA
  • cFRP
  • Reading Works
  • For Employers
  • Total Workers Health

  • Newsletters
  • Events
  • Publications
  • Sustainability
  • Equity
  • Contact

Contact Information

COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor regional offices are currently operating with limited times for in-person services due to COVID-19 and staffing limitations. To see when your local office is open for in-person services click here.

Vermont Department of Labor
5 Green Mountain Drive
P.O. Box 488
Montpelier, 05601-0488
(802) 828-4000

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