The unemployment rate for people with a disability dropped last year, falling from 10.5 percent in 2016 to 9.2 percent in 2017, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue reading Jobless Rate for People with Disabilities Decreases
Always keep in mind that you are never required to disclose your disability as an applicant or employee. The general rule of thumb is that it is rarely a good idea to disclose your disability in a cover letter or resume. The exception would be if the employer is specifically hiring under a program to recruit people with disabilities.
Continue reading Should You Mention Your Disability in a Cover Letter or Resume?
INDIANAPOLIS—Bosma Enterprises, an Indianapolis nonprofit dedicated to helping people with vision loss regain independence, has launched an innovative training program to prepare people who are blind or visually impaired for high-demand careers as Salesforce administrators. Called BosmaForce, the 18-week course is offered entirely online and available to anyone throughout the country.
Continue reading Bosma Enterprises Launches Program To Prepare People Who Are Blind For Careers As Salesforce Administrators
Over the course of her career, Kathy Martinez has worked with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, served under two administrations, and led Wells Fargo’s Disability and Accessibility strategy — when she was just starting her career, her counselor at the California Department of Rehabilitation believed that her career aspirations would not extend past working at a lock factory, all because she was blind. Continue reading This Latina Is Using Her Own Experience With Blindness To Bring About Change In The Workforce
By Stephan Zev
If you’re like most wheelchair users, you’d like nothing more than to have a satisfying career that develops your talents to the fullest extent while making a positive contribution to the world. But as you might have guessed, it’s not always that easy. There are ways to overcome the odds and learn about the best jobs for people in wheelchairs to help steer you in the right direction.
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By Sarah Ryther Francom
Temple Grandin, renowned autism spokesperson, is known for saying, “The world needs all kinds of minds.” This is also true for the business world. Hiring individuals with disabilities not only benefits the individual hired, but also benefits your business, employees, customers, and the community at large.
Continue reading Willing and Able—Why you should hire people with disabilities
Strategic integration of people with neurological disabilities can produce exceptional results
By Susanne M. Bruyère Continue reading The Power of Neurodiversity
Michael Forzano has worked at Seattle’s e-commerce giant for nearly six years, using a regular laptop with a screen he’s never seen. Continue reading What It’s Like To Be A Blind Software Engineer At Amazon
If you’re on disability and in need of some supplementary income, you should feel at ease knowing that they are plenty of work-from-home jobs available, perfect for people with disabilities. Each of the jobs listed in this article can supply you with the side income you’re looking for.
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The Communication Service for the Deaf’s Social Venture Fund wants to support companies that create work opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing Continue reading This Venture Fund Invests In Deaf-Owned And Deaf-Run Companies