The moment has arrived. You are currently applying for an employment position with a new organization and you inevitably reach the part of the job application that asks for self- identification and voluntary disclosure of any disabilities. Before answering the question(s), you instantly pause as your mind imagines the possibilities of how your personal health information may be interpreted by the prospective employer... you wonder, if your condition could somehow subject you to being ostracized and treated differently than any of your future employee counterparts?
Dr. Philip S. Wang, of the National Institute of Mental Health Alliance for Research Progress in Bethesda, MD states, "Some data is emerging that employer interventions can improve productivity and reduce employee turnover ..."
A recent PEW study titled, "The Difficult Transition from Military to Civilian Life," surveyed 1,853 male and female 'post 9/11' veterans to discover their perspectives on the level of difficulty associated with transitioning and readjusting from the military to civilian life. The results of the study produced some startling data...
Are you a motivated jobseeker ready to break accessibility barriers (particularly in terms of available transportation and accessible technology) you may face in your effort to gain employment that is meaningful and rewarding?
GettingHired had a chance to interview Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), at the U.S. Department of Labor, during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Today we announce our employer partners participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
Most organizations strive to be equal opportunity employers and with the help of various EEO compliance measures and diversity awareness campaigns, many employers now see the proven attributes and benefits of hiring returning veterans and other people with physical and mental health disabilities. Generally speaking, most people with physical and mental challenges do a great job and make great employees.
It’s an important hurdle that you, as a jobseeker with a disability, will likely face: trying to negotiate accommodations with a new employer who may lack information about the particular assistive technology that you need to perform well in your new job.
While GettingHired partners with hundreds of employers that make it a practice of hiring people with disabilities, there are many employers out there that still do not. One reason could be a lack of understanding of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, or misconceptions that the practice could end up costing them too much money or forcing them to settle for less capable workers.
In June 2012, Alice graduated with a degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, but she has not been able to get a job since then.
Born with cerebral palsy, she speaks very slowly and with much difficulty in person, on Skype and on her cell phone, but she ...