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What Zach Anner Can Teach the World

April 19th, 2011

If you don’t know who Zach Anner is yet, you probably will soon. Anner is a creative, funny, 26-year-old filmmaker with cerebral palsy who recently won an online video contest—receiving 9 million votes—to have his own TV show on OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network). The “Rollin’ Around the World with Zach Anner” show is set [...]

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Minding Your Manners when Job Seeking

April 19th, 2011

In our time-crunched world, manners often take a back seat in many of our daily interactions but don’t let it happen when it comes to looking for a job. Employers and recruiters notice etiquette, so leaving your manners (and your common sense) at home can hurt you. The good news is being considerate and polite [...]

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EEOC Releases Final Rules Implementing ADAAA

April 19th, 2011

To help simplify determining who has a disability and to make it easier for the Americans with Disabilities Act to protect them, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced its final regulations to implement the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) on March 24. The new rules will go into effect on May 24.
The ADAAA first went [...]

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Register for the Global Veterans Career Expo!

April 19th, 2011

There’s no better time than the present for Veterans and their family members seeking employment to register for the Global Veterans’ Career Expo that will take place in New York City on May 24. An online virtual career expo experience is also available for veterans who can’t attend the New York Expo. Registration for both [...]

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HDS To Host Career Expo for Disabled Vets

March 29th, 2011

Hire Disability Solutions is pleased to announce that its Global Veterans Career Expo will be held in New York City on May 24. Veterans with disabilities are invited to pre-register for and attend the historic Expo, which is being held in partnership with The New York Times Company, Veterans Across America and the New York City Business [...]

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Working with People with Psychiatric Disabilities

March 28th, 2011

According to the World Health Organization, about one in four people will develop mental illness at some point in their lives. Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes and heart disease. These statistics help illustrate the prevalence of mental illness and the workplace is no exception.
Not all causes of mental illness or psychiatric disabilities [...]

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How New ADA Rules Impact Businesses

March 27th, 2011

After more than 20 years since its inception, the Americans with Disabilities Act continues to evolve with revised rules that went into effect on March 15. These new regulations touch on everything from the design of new buildings to what constitutes a service animal and what qualifies as a mobility device. The bottom line: The [...]

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New Hiring Toolkit for Federal Agencies

March 26th, 2011

In order to assist federal agencies in employing and retaining people with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) released its online toolkit earlier this month. While the move is a result of the Executive Order 13548 that President Obama issued last July to improve employment of people with disabilities [...]

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Interviewing Applicants with Disabilities

February 22nd, 2011

You know you want to hire people with disabilities, but you’re also aware that preparing for the appropriate interview isn’t always a cut-and-dry process. For instance, is it O.K. to ask if an applicant can perform the job safely? What do you do if an individual reveals a disability in the interview? Here [...]

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Workplace Mentoring for Veterans with Disabilities

February 22nd, 2011

They’re home and ready to enter the workforce, but for veterans with disabilities, taking on a traditional job can be a particularly challenging endeavor. Several years may have passed since a service member has worked in an office. He or she may feel out of touch with some aspects of the tasks at hand, or [...]

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