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From incarceration to employment

young man interviews for job

Reentry week, April 24-28, 2017, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Justice, calls attention to the approximately 600,000 citizens who will leave incarceration this year and return to their communities and families.

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5 ways to make your workplace inclusive for people with invisible disabilities

Worker with invisible disability at meeting

An increasing number of people live with disabilities that other people can’t tell they have just by looking at them.

Here are five things you can do for people with invisible disabilities in the workplace—whether you’re a boss or a co-worker

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Job accommodations bring jobs within reach

man in wheelchair at business meeting

A disability can make some jobs unattainable—or unsustainable. But job accommodations can bring many jobs within reach.

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Labor laws protect vulnerable workers

Sign: Do you know your rights?

Did you know that everyone who works in the United States has the same workplace rights?

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A Veterans Day resolution for small businesses: Hire a Vet

An encouraging trend in veterans’ employment is looking even better: after reaching a seven-year low in August, the unemployment rate for veterans dropped even lower in October, to just 3.9 percent.

That’s good news! Find out how your small business can join in, and find qualified veterans to meet your needs.

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What’s next? Planning beyond high school for youth with disabilities

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Youth across the country developed a guide for youth with disabilities to explore their options after high school.

Learn more about Hitting The Open Road After High School: How to Choose Your Own Adventure to Success!

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Hiring employees with autism

Autism

Unemployment and underemployment are high among adults with Austism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). If you are one of the employers missing out on the talents of this group, consider how your organization could benefit from their unique way of seeing the world.

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25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act 25

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed July 26, 1990, has improved the quality of life and opportunities for a wide swath of the American public. Whether you have a disability or know someone who does, there’s a good chance you may benefit from the ADA.

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3 tips for getting a job when you have a criminal record

Job hunting is hard work under any circumstances, but nearly 70 million U.S. adults face an additional challenge: convincing an employer to hire them when they have a criminal record.

So what can you do if you’re one of those 70 million? Here are three steps you can take to increase your chances of being hired.

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Three great reasons to hire people with disabilities

Did you know October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month?

The month is almost over, but it’s never too late to embrace the theme: “Expect. Employ. Empower.”

If you’re a business owner or hiring manager you have the opportunity to spread disability employment awareness all year.

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