Diversity World

Diversity World online is a website that provides resources and information on employment issues for people with disabilities! Whether you are a person with a disability, an employer, or an employment services professional, you are likely to find some exciting information, ...

Social Security Accused Of Employment Discrimination

By SHAUN HEASLEY August 31, 2010Text Size A A Workers with disabilities are pursuing a class action suit alleging that they are being discriminated against by the unlikeliest of employers: the Social Security Administration. About 2,000 employees with disabilities ranging ...

Employment Gains Seen For People With Disabilities

By MICHELLE DIAMENT September 3, 2010Text Size A A Unemployment concerns eased slightly for Americans with disabilities in August, receding from near record levels the month prior, the Labor Department said Friday. Last month, the unemployment rate dropped to 15.6 percent ...

AbilityLinks

AbilityLinks is a web-based community where job seekers with disabilities, inclusive employers and service providers meet and gain access to valuable networking opportunities. Networking is accomplished through AbilityLinks.org, a free nationwide job opportunity website for ...

Dedicated disabled worker sets example at Holbrook shop

By Ashlee Fairey The Patriot Ledger Posted Aug 12, 2010 @ 05:18 AM Last update Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:17 AM HOLBROOK — When Alan Gersony first began working at the Holbrook Community Package Store 16 years ago, it took him four hours to assemble individual cans into a six-pack of ...

Disabled Workers Advance in High-Tech Careers

Disabled Workers Advance in High-Tech Careers Contributing Writer People with disabilities are the nation’s largest minority, and the only one that any person can join at a moment’s notice. Those who weren’t born with a disability have about a 20 percent ...

SOAR- Searchable Online Accommodation Resource

JAN’s Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings. These accommodation ideas are not all inclusive. If you do not find answers to ...

More disabled workers file discrimination claims in 2009

By Marisol Bello, USA TODAY More people with disabilities filed charges of discrimination against their employers last year than at any other time in the 20-year history of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Almost 21,500 ADA-related charges were filed with the Equal ...

The 23rd Annual National Independent Living Conference

“Growing Pains 2010” September 7-10, 2010 ~ Washington, DC Now in its 23rd year, this conference is a must-attend event for youth service professionals, independent living professionals and youth ages 15+. Presenters include top leaders and experts in the field ...

Disability Work Claims Hit Record High

(USA TODAY, and WLTX)- More people with disabilities filed discrimination charges against their employers last year than at any time in the 20-year history of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Over 21,000 ADA-related charges were filed with the EEOC in 2009. The main ...