What CAN You Do? A Campaign for Disability Employment

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Throughout the thirty-one days of October, employers are encouraged to promote the employment of people with disabilities. In support of this initiative, the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has launched Continue reading What CAN You Do? A Campaign for Disability Employment

Disability Training by Police Deemed a Justice Department Priority

In early 2014, the Justice Department launched a new police training initiative aimed to support the transgender community. Last month, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the development of anther police training initiative focused on the needs of people with cognitive Continue reading Disability Training by Police Deemed a Justice Department Priority

Obama to Host Dinner for People with Disabilities

The president and first lady will welcome a group of people with disabilities to the White House this Thursday, July 31st for a special dinner focusing on efforts to promote acceptance and inclusion. The event Thursday evening will honor Special Continue reading Obama to Host Dinner for People with Disabilities

Obama Signs Law Limiting Sheltered Workshop Placements (WIOA)

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President Obama made huge steps Tuesday to improve the nation’s workforce development program by signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The transition from school to work for students with disabilities will undergo a wide range changes that will help Continue reading Obama Signs Law Limiting Sheltered Workshop Placements (WIOA)

5 Tips for Making Your Pro Able Profile Standout

You’ve joined the Professional Diversity Network, and are receiving updates about new job opportunities. You’ve applied to these jobs, but haven’t received any invites for interviews. Is there something you should be doing to change this? If you truly want Continue reading 5 Tips for Making Your Pro Able Profile Standout

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired

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According to our latest Diversity Jobs Report, over 10 million Americans are currently seeking full-time employment. Combined with factors not within your control — like timing,  management and organizational changes—this statistic means the landscape for securing a good paying job is Continue reading 5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired

Baseball Hits a Homerun for People with Disabilities

Kathleen Martinez, the assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy, and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) signed an alliance agreement to promote disability employment and total inclusion for people with disabilities in the workforce. The ceremony took place at Nationals Park.

You may not be aware of this, but baseball and people with disabilities have a lengthy history. Long before the color barrier was broken, players like Mordecai Brown, William Ellsworth Hoy, and many others were breaking the disability barrier. They were lauded Continue reading Baseball Hits a Homerun for People with Disabilities

The ADA: What You Need to Know

This Saturday, July 26th – we commemorate the signing of the ADA and celebrate the progress that America has made in creating equality for individuals who overcome the challenges of having disabilities every day. But, why does the ADA matter Continue reading The ADA: What You Need to Know

Surprising Reveal About Social Security Payments to those with Disabilities

A report released on September 13 by congressional investigators held surprising news.  Social Security made $1.3 billion in potentially improper disability payments to people who had jobs when they were supposed to be unable to work. According to the Government Continue reading Surprising Reveal About Social Security Payments to those with Disabilities

New OFCCP Ruling Hopes to Move Dial on Disabled Unemployment

Will the new Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) ruling help disabled people or just end up hurting federal contractors?  The Department of Labor’s recent proposed ruling has been approved and is set to become effective on February 25, Continue reading New OFCCP Ruling Hopes to Move Dial on Disabled Unemployment