Archive for June, 2012

June 15th, 2012

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Positive Attitudes Key to Job Success for People With Disabilities

Right now, across the nation, there are probably thousands of employees, maybe even more, uttering “Thank God It’s Friday,” or “TGIF,” or just thinking and talking about their weekend plans instead of keeping their minds on the tasks of their occupation. Job dissatisfaction is a common ailment; temporary for some workers, chronic for others. It [...]

June 14th, 2012

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Flag Day an Opportunity to Reflect on Outsourcing to Americans

Flag Day is one of our nation’s more enigmatic observances. While the resolution passed by the Second Continental Congress some 235 years ago on this day makes clear that the United State of America shall be represented by 13 alternating red and white stripes and a cluster of white stars on a blue fields, there [...]

June 13th, 2012

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Employing People With Disabilities: A Global View

It’s always interesting (at least to me) to look around the world and see how other cultures are working to increase employment among people with disabilities. The same factors contributing to slow economic growth here in the U.S. are impacting other countries; while the efforts to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring these people [...]

June 12th, 2012

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Jobmatch Challenge Demonstrates Value of Hiring People With Disabilities

We had planned initially to follow up on the Internet voting for the runners-up in the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) “What Can YOU Do?” video contest this week, but they have extended the deadline for voting until the week of June 18; so if you have not yet watched those videos, do so now [...]

June 11th, 2012

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Plenty of Hope Found on the Horizon for People With Disabilities

Maybe it was the crazy storm patterns that dotted New England, but last week’s news about employment opportunities for people with disabilities — whether it was in the private sector, the government, or for organizations that serve these individuals — was rolling in like dark, heavy thunderclouds. But it’s a new dawn and a new [...]

June 8th, 2012

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Service Centers for People With Disabilities Work to Update Perceptions

People with disabilities are in a continual struggle against being incorrectly or unfairly labeled. Advocates have made progress toward eliminating hurtful and derogatory terms thanks to the “End the R-Word” campaign and other awareness-building measures. The Kansas University Research and Training Center on Independent Living’s “Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities” (PDF) [...]

June 7th, 2012

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Govt. Must Improve Workplace Accommodation for People With Disabilities, Says GAO Report

Part of what made last week’s jobs report so bleak was the slowdown in growth across key economic sectors. But while private businesses in some industries still managed to add jobs, the public sector actually lost 13,000 jobs in the month of May, according to Tami Luhby’s report for CNNMoney. Two years ago, President Obama [...]

June 6th, 2012

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Latest Jobs Report Brings More Calls to End Outsourcing

The U.S. economy could not sustain the optimistic trend from last month’s job report, when the unemployment rate for people with disabilities dropped by nearly 3%. As Michelle Diament of Disability Scoop reported last Friday, 12.9% of Americans with disabilities were without jobs in the month of May, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; [...]

June 5th, 2012

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People With Disabilities Achieve Athletic Milestones in Texas and Michigan

Congratulations to Shawn Beam, 36, the Burleson, Texas, man who bowled a perfect game during league play on May 18. Twelve strikes in a row is a feat seldom accomplished by even the best bowlers in the world, and many kingpin enthusiasts go their entire lives without coming close. But what makes Beam’s accomplishment even [...]

June 4th, 2012

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Campaign for Disability Employment Wants Your Vote for Runner-Up Prizes in Video Contest

The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) added a social media wrinkle to its second “What Can YOU Do?” video contest by asking for the public’s help in choosing the two runners-up by voting online. The first-place winners in the three categories of Youth, Employer, and General Public each received an Apple iPad. The prize for [...]

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