Employment

October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Inclusion Drives Innovation  October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The purpose of NDEAM is to educate people about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” According to U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, “Americans of all abilities must have […]

World Mental Health Day – Oct. 10

Information from www.wfmh.global World Mental Health Day is coming up on Tuesday, October 10, and marks the 25th anniversary of this important day. World Federation for Mental Health founded this awareness day in 1992, and people all around the world have been holding events, sharing resources, bringing awareness forward for mental health and celebrating #WorldMentalHealthDay. […]

“Give Your Business the Upper Hand” in Michigan

Employers in the Great Lakes State know you can “Give Your Business the Upper Hand” in Michigan by creating job opportunities for workers with disabilities to reach their full potential and live the lives they choose! Find out more on employment and economic advancement, state data, legislation updates, training, and much more information for all […]

Anne Bonney to host Empowerment & Leadership Workshop Series

Please join us at our upcoming Empowerment & Leadership Workshop Series.  We are thrilled to be working with Anne Bonney to offer this FREE workshop series. Anne brings a positive attitude, boundless energy, and a tool box full of tips and tricks to help everyone she works with find more fulfillment and success.  We hope […]

NMC Career & Employment Fair

Over 70 participating businesses & non-profits! The event, which is open to the community, draws hundreds of people for the chance to meet with more than 80 employers, making it a prime occasion for creating opportunities and growth. Northwestern Michigan’s premier career fair is a great chance to meet employers who are hiring, and talk […]

Jobs for Vets! – Save the Date, March 22

Jobs for Vets! – Hiring Event You’ve served our country, now let’s work for you. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Hagerty Conference Center | Traverse City, MI 49686. It can be overwhelming and difficult to find gainful employment as a veteran, and Jobs for Vets! successfully matches veterans with […]

Several States Poised to Offer Savings Accounts for Disabled Americans

By PAM FESSLER  New laws in 35 states will allow more than 5 million Americans with disabilities to begin setting aside money for disability-related expenses without being penalized. Right now, many lose health and other public benefits if they save too much money, which is one of the main reasons for the high poverty rate […]

Work Is a Pathway to Independence

By Guest Bloggers Susan Tachau, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation and René Bryce-Laporte, Principal at Bryce-Laporte Information & Consulting Americans have a strong rhetorical attachment to “work ethic.” Work is important. In many ways, contributing to society through work and the job you do actually defines you. Americans talk about taking pride in […]

Employment for People with Disabilities in Poverty: A Need for National Attention

This Policy Research Brief, created by the University of Minnesota, is second in a series investigating poverty and disability. The purpose of the brief is to provide an in-depth national and state understanding about poverty and disability by investigating how people with disabilities in poverty fare in the labor force and employment, compared to those […]