Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month through October!
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) which aims to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
Why is NDEAM important?
This is an annual nationwide opportunity for employers and employees to share information, ideas and resources to foster a more inclusive workforce, one where every person is recognized for his or her abilities — every day of every month. Suggestions range from simple, such as putting up a poster, to comprehensive, such as implementing a disability education program. The theme for this year — which marks 70 years since the first observance — is "My Disability is One Part of Who I Am."
Employers and employees in all industries can get involved in lots of ways and can promote its messages — during October and throughout the year — by visiting the ODEP website at www.dol.gov/odep/ndeam and www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org
GettingHired is celebrating this month with our upcoming Virtual Career Fair, 3 part educational webinar on 'The Journey of a Job Seeker With A Disability', sharing articles and resources on employment and disability topics through our blog and social media and many of our employer partners are joining us in spreading awareness.
Our participating employer partners include:
Sign up for our Last Virtual Career Fair of 2015!
Our Virtual Career Fair is October 7!
18 of our exclusive employer partners will be attending the event and looking to engage talented job seekers with disabilities. This is your opportunity to talk directly to recruiters and hiring managers from nationwide organizations, hiring for a variety of positions across all levels and industries! Organizations include Capital One, General Motors, Shell, T Mobile and many more.
Don't Miss Out! Register Today!
What Should I Do Before an Online Career Fair?
Not sure what to expect at the Virtual Career Fair? Watch our How To Succeed At Online Career Fairs webinar for job seekers with disabilities. Learn top tips for getting the most from the event. Find out how to prepare beforehand, make a professional impression, ensure you use your time with employers effectively and come away with genuine job prospects.
Watch the recorded webinar now
The Journey of a Job Seeker with Disabilities Webinar Series
As part of our NDEAM celebrations, we are holding a three part webinar series launching on October 14th, that supports job seekers with disabilities throughout their employment search process. In part one we will talk about the role of a hiring manager and recruiter, discuss the most common job seeker frustrations, what a recruiter and job seeker relationship looks like, provide some insight into the length of the process and highlight some key points in identifying a job that’s right for you.
Don't Miss Out!