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 ...

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While the anti-discrimination laws put in place in the 1990s should have made it easier for individuals with disabilities to get and keep jobs, the sad fact is that finding jobs for disabled individuals is hard.  Individuals with disabilities have lower rates of employment than those in the general population.  According to data from 2002, 56% percent of individuals between the ages of 21 and ...

A recent study by the Institute of Communication Culture and Information Technology at the University of Toronto proves those must have iPhones and iPads are not just the latest in a long line of tech trends. The gadgets are also great for enabling people with autism to find and keep jobs.

Students with autism who used iPads fare much better ...

Saving money for retirement is something with which everyone in the workforce struggles.

Perhaps underlooked in the necessary goal of making job opportunities more available to candidates with disabilities is how hirers can help ensure these employees' long-term, financial futures. The Employee Benefits Security Administration's Saving Matters Campaign is designed to empower workers with disabilities in their planning for retirement ...

Job hunters everywhere are facing challenging times in the uncertain economic climate, but jobs for people with disabilities somehow always seem just a bit harder to come by. While no business can operate with the wrong people on staff, disabled persons often infuse their work environments with creativity, innovation, and community spirit. Supporting everyone in ways that allow them to ...

With two new broad rules the world of recruitment is changing. The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP), has recently updated regulations regarding the recruitment and hiring of employees with disabilities (Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). Another new rule updates the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment act of 1974 (VEWRA) which, of course, also ...

Small employers that offer long-term disability (LTD) benefits believe such benefits serve the interests of both their company and their employees, according to a 2015 survey of more than 500 benefits decision-makers at companies with 10 to 99 employees. While those that don’t provide this benefit often overestimate its cost—and underestimate its appeal.

The survey was conducted in April 2015 ...

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