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

ADA, Olmstead & Integrated Employment of People Disabilities – Webinar July 16

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On July 16, tune in to an informative webinar, “Rising to the Occasion: ADA, Olmstead and State Efforts to Promote Integrated Employment of Individuals with Significant Disabilities.”

In 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered the landmark “Olmstead Decision”, requiring states to eliminate the segregation of people with disabilities and ensure people with disabilities receive services in the most integrated setting. The Olmstead Decision has helped thousands of people with disabilities leave institutions and live in the community, and also continues to be applied beyond community living to employment and other services and supports.

The webinar will feature speakers from the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, State of Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and more.

Rising to the Occasion: ADA, Olmstead & State Efforts to Promote Integrated Employment of Individuals with Significant Disabilities
Webinar July 16
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Register here

This webinar is presented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the LEAD Center. For questions or more information, contact The LEAD Center at info@leadcenter.org .

Information courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the LEAD Center.

Doug Schmidt
Act Team Coordinator
The Fifth Freedom Network

EEOC seeking public comments on federal employment of people with disabilities – Comment by July 14

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Information courtesy of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is asking for public comments on how it can best update its regulations on federal employment of people with disabilities.

Current EEOC regulations require that the federal government “shall be a model employer of individuals with disabilities”, and that federal agencies shall “give full consideration to the hiring, placement, and advancement of qualified individuals with disabilities.” However, the regulations do not spell out exactly what this obligation means, or how it relates to regulations forbidding discrimination against people with disabilities.

The EEOC has proposed to revise its regulations to give a detailed explanation of what it means to be a “model employer of individuals with disabilities”, but before they do, they would like comments from the public on the following: …Click to read more…