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January 23rd, 2013

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Maine Wants to Give People With Disabilities a “Ticket to Work”

Lawmakers in Maine have made employment for people with disabilities a priority in 2013, with the introduction of legislation that will increase workforce training and job opportunities for these individuals. The “Ticket to Work” bill was the first piece of business introduced by Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves when Maine began its legislative session last [...]

January 22nd, 2013

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People With Disabilities Find Job Success in Idaho

The state of Idaho has kicked off 2013 with the launch of a new website that connects employers and people with disabilities, and contains resources that help facilitate the recruitment and hiring of these individuals. is a federally funded resource, according to the article found in the January 18 edition of Idaho Press-Tribune, and [...]

January 17th, 2013

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Disability Equality Index Coming in 2013

Two national organizations leading the charge for more employment opportunities for people with disabilities have joined forces to create a tool that helps businesses establish benchmarks toward achieving that goal. The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) announced their plan for the Disability Equality Index (DEI) back in [...]

January 11th, 2013

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Pieces Coming Together for Better Employment of People With Disabilities

Judy Owens’ Diary of a Start-up blog for Forbes should be bookmarked by anyone interested in the employment outlook of people with disabilities. For over a year now, the St. Petersburg, Florida, entrepreneur has provided a running account of her launch of Opportunity Works, Inc., a job placement service for people with disabilities, and it has [...]

January 9th, 2013

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Made in Mass: Local Employment Opportunities for People With Disabilities (Part 3)

Picking up where we left off yesterday in the examination of the Boston Globe online feature, “Products made in Massachusetts,” to see which ones might provide good employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Alden Rowing Shells This Boxborough manufacturer of recreational and competitive rowing shells and accessories is frequently credited as making the sport accessible [...]

January 8th, 2013

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Made in Mass: Local Employment Opportunities for People With Disabilities (Part 2)

Today, we continue looking at manufacturing companies listed in the Boston Globe online feature, “Products made in Massachusetts,” to find where people with disabilities might be a good fit for employment opportunities. Cubist Pharmaceuticals Much like HP Hood, the HR department for this Lexington drug manufacturer uses inclusive phrasing (“Reasonable accommodations may be made to [...]

January 7th, 2013

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Made in Mass: Local Employment Opportunities for People With Disabilities (Part 1)

Advocates for people with disabilities have focused a great deal of their recent efforts to boost employment opportunities for these individuals on the manufacturing sector. Labor Department officials and business leaders across the U.S. worked hard in 2012 to make the case that hiring these individuals, either through contract service organizations or as full-time employees, [...]

January 4th, 2013

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ERGs Give Employees With Disabilities a Stronger Voice in the Workplace

Yesterday’s post made a reference to employee resource groups (ERGs) at Northrop-Grumman being a key to their success providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities, both within the organization as well as through contract service organizations. Forming an ERG for people with disabilities is recommended by the Office of Disability Employment Policy in its publication [...]

December 21st, 2012

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Massachusetts Biotech Company Makes Case for Outsourcing to Americans

Vertex is building a new drug manufacturing facility on its Cambridge campus, citing the competitive advantage of insourcing its production versus sending jobs overseas in a December 14 article for the online business and technology publication, Xconomy. In “Build It In the Back Yard: Why We Need American Manufacturing,” Brian Patrick Quinn constructs a scenario [...]

December 20th, 2012

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10,000 Manufacturing Jobs Available in Massachusetts Every Year

A combination of economic growth and aging workforce should lead to 100,000 job openings in Massachusetts’ manufacturing operations over the next decade, according to a new report. This article in the December 2 edition of the Gloucester Daily Times reports on the first meeting of a group of Massachusetts executives, experts, and officials called the [...]

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