represent a terrific new online resource for youth and jobseekers with disabilities, supporting online job supports and job postings, as well as online mentoring.
Bedminster, NJ (PRWEB) October 21, 2009
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the first Disability Mentoring day. GettingHired.com is pleased to be a national sponsor of the 2009 Disability Mentoring Day program and to have been a participant in the DMD National Launch and 10th Anniversary Celebration held in Duluth, Minnesota on Monday, October 12th. GettingHired.com joined with the other prestigious national sponsors, including GettingHired.com's Employer partner Amerigroup and Service Provider partner the Job Accommodation Network to support this great program.
The Disability Mentoring Day Program began in 1999 with just 11 students with disabilities job shadowing in the White House under the Clinton administration. Now, 10 years later, DMD has grown to provide job-shadowing, career fairs and mentoring opportunities to more than 85,000 students and jobseekers with disabilities in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in 24 countries world-wide. DMD is the nation's largest job-shadowing program designed for people with disabilities, which allows career exploration to take place outside of the hiring context so that jobseekers with disabilities can meet and learn about employers committed to hiring from this diverse and untapped workforce.
Disability Mentoring Day is hosted by the American Association of People with Disabilities. AAPD has been a member of GettingHired.com's Advisory Council from its earliest days.
GettingHired.com exhibited at the DMD Career Exploration Expo in Duluth on October 13th. An estimated 1000 students with disabilities and other job seekers with disabilities attended the Expo, interacting with national and local employers, and of course learning about the resources available to them at GettingHired.com, resources that in the words of David Hale of AAPD, "represent a terrific new online resource for youth and jobseekers with disabilities, supporting online job supports and job postings, as well as online mentoring."
The GettingHired Mission: To create sustainable employment growth and opportunity for people with disabilities.
The GettingHired internet based portal accomplishes its mission by serving and connecting:
Job seekers with Disabilities