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The following blog post originally appeared on Member J.B. Hunt’s LinkedIn Career page and being shared with permission. When Christina Baggett was two years old, she began experiencing sickness after sickness. Her mom took her big brother in for a check-up one day, and when …Read More
Double. That’s the unemployment rate for people with disabilities compared to the rate of unemployment of those without disabilities. 12.9% versus 6.1%, according to June 2014 statistics from the United States Department of Labor.Read More
The following post was authored by Martha C. Artiles and is being shared with permission from our partner, C5 Consulting LLC. This post is the second post of a two-part series focusing on helping employers build a pipeline for talent with disabilities. Click here to …Read More
POP QUIZ: What is the largest minority group in the country? People with disabilities. This heterogeneous group makes up 20% of the U.S. population[i], and it is one diversity segment that many people will join throughout the course of their lifetime. Why then does this …Read More
“There’s no one size fits all,” says Eric Eversole. He’s the President of Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched the program in March of 2011, and through their commitment-based engagement of the business community, more than 940 job fairs held across the country, and a suite of free online career tools, they’ve worked with their partners to help hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find jobs.
We were able to sit down with Eversole and discuss best practices for veteran hiring. Watch the video to hear what he had to say:Read More
The following post was authored by Leslie Long and David Kearon and is being shared with permission from our partner, Autism Speaks. This October marks the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an opportunity for us all to recognize the great contributions …Read More
The “OFCCP Week in Review” is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment published every Monday. Here are this week’s developments: October 19, 2015: OFCCP creates a new “Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation” pocket card. The pocket card is …Read More
Did you know October 24 is Make a Difference Day? Giving back to the community is important to the Association, and recently several staff members from DirectEmployers took a day to volunteer and give back by caulking, painting and tearing down an old barn for …Read More
The following post is being shared with permission from our friends at Easter Seals. View the original post on EasterSeals.com. There’s no such thing as an ideal age for retirement. Just look at today’s workforce. In the next decade, over 71 million Americans will be …Read More
Each October we celebrate the many contributions of America’s workers with disabilities as part of Disability Employment Awareness Month. The theme of this year’s campaign, “My disability is one part of who I am,” could not ring more true. People are not defined by their …Read More