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

How to Deal with Workplace Discrimination

Though we all try to avoid it, sometimes discrimination towards people with disabilities at work still occurs. Probably more often than we realize. When this type of situation happens, it can leave you feeling uncomfortable, traumatized, anxious, and at a Continue reading How to Deal with Workplace Discrimination

August 2014 Diversity Jobs Index and Report Shows People with Disabilities Make Up 5.75% of Workforce

In this month’s DJR, we shift the focus to veterans. Can understanding how the Federal Government has implemented workforce diversity initiatives offer the private sector new insights? This month we highlight the employment situation for veterans and hone in on why Continue reading August 2014 Diversity Jobs Index and Report Shows People with Disabilities Make Up 5.75% of Workforce

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)

Celebrating Disability Independence Day: Major Companies and Technology That Should Be On Your Radar

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Equality, Freedom, and Opportunity: these are the words that every American with disabilities experienced on July 26th, 1990 when the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. As noted informer President George H. W. Bush’s speech, the ADA Continue reading Celebrating Disability Independence Day: Major Companies and Technology That Should Be On Your Radar

Top 4 Signs a Company Values Diversity in Its Culture

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Census data shows that minorities make up over 1/3 of the U.S. and that this population is only increasing in size…do you know how to identify if a company values diversity in its culture? We at Professional Diversity Network have Continue reading Top 4 Signs a Company Values Diversity in Its Culture

July 2014 Diversity Jobs Index and Report Shows 3.46% Decrease in Demand for Diverse Talent

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Each month, Professional Diversity Network publishes the Diversity Jobs Index and Report to provide a monthly summary of the current trends within the marketplace for diverse Americans like yourself, as well as an index number that represents these overall conditions for the Continue reading July 2014 Diversity Jobs Index and Report Shows 3.46% Decrease in Demand for Diverse Talent

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 14% Conundrum: Raising the Minimum Wage

During his State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama called on Congress, business owners and local representatives to take action to raise the national wage floor.  The magic number?  $10.10.  Or rather, a 14% increase from the Continue reading The 14% Conundrum: Raising the Minimum Wage