Hiring people with disabilities starts at JobDoozy!

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Time for a new job? A new employee?

If you’re a job hunter with a disability in Indiana, JobDoozy has job listings from a variety of companies actively recruiting a diverse workforce in Indiana and telecommuting workers nationwide. Whether you’re looking to get hired in an office, a construction site, a hospital, or your own living room, we’ve got the right position for you. So let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work! open

If you’re looking to hire people with disabilities Indiana, we offer an affordable site to place your job posting that will reach qualified individuals looking for work throughout the state. We can also help you document your good faith efforts to hire people with disabilities. This is especially important for federal contractors, who are now required to have people with disabilities make up at least 7% of their staff.

Unlike other employment websites, all JobDoozy proceeds go to support services for people with disabilities. When you post a job with JobDoozy, you’re not just helping your company; you’re doing good for your community. JobDoozy is a project of The Fifth Freedom Network, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to opening doors and creating opportunities for Hoosiers with disabilities.

Ready to start? Let’s get to work!

More Jobs for People with Disabilities: What New Regulations Can Mean for You – Webinar July 30

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Some people with disabilities may be able to work and continue receiving disability benefits. On July 30, tune in to a free webinar from the Social Security Administration to learn about the Social Security administration’s Ticket to Work program and support services for people who are ready to work. This session will also include information on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 503 prohibits federal contractors from discriminating in employment against people with disabilities, and requires these employers to take action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these people with disabilities. The presentation will include information on:

 

  • What recent changes to Section 503 mean for Social Security disability beneficiaries

 

  • Tips for self-identification during the application and hiring process
  • How to find and prepare for Section 503 opportunities

More Jobs for People with Disabilities: What New Regulations Can Mean for You
July 30
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Register here

Never taken part in a Ticket to Work webinar before? Check out the archive of all their past webinars here.

For questions or more information, email support@chooseworkttw.net or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD).

Information courtesy of the Social Security Administration.

Doug Schmidt
Act Team Coordinator
The Fifth Freedom Network

How To Name A Resume File

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Resume File Names Matter

When you are emailing your resume or uploading it to a job board, it is important to name the file correctly. You might only have one file on your computer named “Resume.doc”, but the HR manager will have hundreds. Your resume could get lost, or even accidentally replaced by another file with the same name.

Instead, include your full name in the file name. If you are only applying for jobs in one field or profession, consider putting that in the file name as well. So, your resume file name might end up “John_Smith_Resume.doc”, or “Jame_Smith_Journalist_Resume.pdf.”

Finally, note those file extensions: .doc and .pdf. Unless the employer requests something different, those are the only two file types you should use. You don’t want to miss out on a job because you sent your resume in a file they can’t open!

For more quick tips, browse the Career Resources menu above.

 

 

To Disclose Or Not? Discussing Your Disability with Job Interviewers and Possible Employers

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One issue that many job hunters with disabilities will face is disclosure. Should you inform a prospective employer about your disability? If so, when? While every situation is different, here are a few things to consider when making this important decision.

Of course, when you apply for a job through JobDoozy, employers come here looking to hire people with disabilities. However, the employer will not know the nature or extent of your disability, so choosing what and how much to disclose is still an issue.

Some people with disabilities may need reasonable accommodations to do a particular job. According to the US Department of Justice, a reasonable accommodation is a “modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions.”

For example, in order to work on a computer, someone who is blind might need their employer to provide screen reader software. In order to work as a bank teller, someone who uses a wheelchair may need their employer to lower a counter space.

If your employer is unaware of your disability, they have no legal obligation to provide you with a reasonable accommodation. If you need an accommodation to perform a job or to apply for one, you will need to disclose your disability at some point.

However, you do not have to disclose more information about your disability than necessary to make the case for the accommodation. For example, if you have low vision, you would have to disclose your disability for your employer to be obligated to provide you with a large print employee handbook, screen reader software, etc. However, you would not be obligated to tell them the exact medical cause of your low vision.

Job applicants and employees are not guaranteed to get every accommodation. There are several reasons why an employer might not be required to grant an accommodation. The two most common are: …Click to read more…