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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Employersare actively recruiting workers with disabilities as a way to gain a loyal work force, tap overlooked talent and add diversity.

 

Such efforts could be crucial as more people with physical and mental challenges who attended school after the 1990 passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act reach adulthood.

In May, 17.9 percent of people with disabilities had ...

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The White House announced Feb. 3, 2015, the release of a new resource guide for employers related to the employment of people with disabilities. The guide is a federal interagency effort full of tips on how to legally and proactively recruit, retain and promote workers with disabilities.

“We have heard time and time again that employers do not want to ...

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In her column, Janet Fiore from RecruitDisability.org will answer reader questions about the issues they face finding employment. If you have a question, please submit it to: expertadvice@careercast.com

Question: I am new to your site, and I am looking at the job postings but can't figure out if any of the employers will permit me to work from home. ...

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A new study looks at how flexible employers are and aren’t when it comes to flex time and “flex place” (working from home or offsite) for people with disabilities.

It also shows the percentages of employers that have specific programs for hiring the disabled.

The report examines more than 1,000 for-profit (which was about two-thirds of the sample) and non-profit ...

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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 ...

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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.

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