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Each October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and a national campaign to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions people with disabilities make to the work force. The roots go back to a 1945 law.
Disability Mentoring Day, which we celebrate as Career Mentoring Day, is a large scale effort to promote career development for job-seekers with disabilities . Through hands-on career exploration, it seeks to influence both mentors and mentees alike with confidence and motivation.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a job website with employers specifically seeking employees with disabilities? Well there is! Check out AbilityJobs.com and see job openings at Bank of America, Aetna, Google and others.
Disability inclusion in the work force creates sustainable, long-term performance value. Companies have an opportunity to advance their journey of inclusion. Workers with disabilities bring a range of strengths and assets to the job. Learn about the Disability Equality Index on their website.
Have a disability and you’re looking for work? USAGov is a great place to start. Check out Ticket to Work which trains Social Security recipients ages 18-64 who want to work – it’s free! Plus its a resource for what government jobs are open as well. You can prep for interviews, develop skills, find training centers and more.