Have you ever considered starting your own
business? Being self-employed carries as many benefits as it does risks.
We've all heard the statistic of 50% of businesses failing within their first
year. So what can you do to improve your chances of success? As a business
owner with a disability, who successfully made the leap into self-employment himself, Jim Hasse shares valuable tips for anyone thinking about
launching a startup.
According to the National Council on Disability’s 2008 study, “Achieving Independence: The Challenge of the 21st Century,” the most commonly cited reason among employers for not hiring people with disabilities is a “lack of qualified applicants.”
For almost a year now, I've been in denial. I've been quietly and privately lamenting the trend toward temporary and contract employment in today's job market - and imagining all the negatives it poses for jobseekers, especially those of us with disabilities.
If you are a Federal contractor or subcontractor, that word “linkage” should be top of mind. With the proposed regulatory changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (which prohibits contractors from discriminating on the basis of disability) slated to come out this year, linkages are l...
Telecommuting, work-at-home options, evening and weekend work and a combination of work and personal time are not isolated work patterns anymore. Instead, these developments are part of a sweeping transformation of how we work in the 21st Century.