The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, formed in September 2014 to map out solutions under the Rehabilitation Act of 2014, released the findings from its two-year study recently.
Increasing competitive job opportunities for candidates with disabilities, extending the availability and use of technology that aids employees with disabilities, and improved oversight of hiring and ...more
The federal government wants more people with disabilities to join the workforce.
The Department of Labor announced on Aug. 27 a new rule with a lofty goal for the federal government-contractor workforce: 7 percent of its employees should be people with disabilities.
That’s higher than the 5.7 percent of people with disabilities in the workplace when measured by a census ...more
Did you know you need to update your job descriptions because of the Americans with Disabilities Act?
This is a friendly reminder. Just because your job description might say what an employee is supposed to do, it doesn’t mean that’s what your employee actually does. And, in an Americans with Disabilities Act case, here’s why that matters.
In Shell v. ...more
Disability and employment are two words that have not historically fit so well together. Yet, more and more people with a disability are finding meaningful employment in part because of beneficial laws and more public exposure and information about disabilities. Here are some facts you should know if you are looking for disability employment opportunities.
Disabled job seekers are protected ...more
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. As a nonprofit supporting people with disabilities, we promote its significance to the community. Many individuals have employment as a goal, and we address their aspiration by connecting people to local employers, and by employing people with disabilities directly.
The key word this month is awareness. Though people with disabilities have made great ...more
As the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act coming into law approaches, the Department of Labor is working to expand the reach of American Job Centers, the DoL blog reports.
"American Job Centers are essential to delivering on the promise of the ADA because they’re the ones on the front lines assisting people who are seeking employment," ...more