History

Employment Resources Incorporated is a fully established, private, non-profit organization, founded in 1990 and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1991. Located in the City of Fredericksburg, Employment Resources Incorporated provides educational and employment services to youth who reside in the Fredericksburg, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula of Virginia.  

The mission of ERI is to provide services to disadvantaged individuals who require education or training in order to become successful.   Over the past 21 years, ERI has created and operated innovative programs to bring workforce training, specialized educational programs, and alternative education and vocational programs to individuals, school systems, state and federal agencies, and businesses.  Our goal in reaching out to those in our communities is to help the area’s workforce acquire skills and find options for success.  Our day school offers student with disabilities a small classroom environment so that they may focus on academic attainment and success.  

ERI was founded by Joan McLaughlin and Gladys Oberle in 1990.  Upon Mrs. Oberle’s death in 1996, ERI changed the name of the day school to the Gladys H. Oberle School.  Currently, ERI employs 35 professional educators and workforce specialists, a variety of over nearly 100 collective years of experience in education and services for the disabled. The program of comprehensive services was developed upon the principals of ERI to best address the needs of all clients.  Both Ms. Gladys Oberle and Ms. Joan McLaughlin possess the necessary academic credentials to direct and implement the services offered. The company is governed by by-laws and the Board of Directors which ensures that services meet the mission.