People with disabilities add tremendous value to the workplace, particularly in today’s global, knowledge-based economy.—Barbara Otto
Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) October 02, 2012
In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Think Beyond the Label will host a free online career fair for people with disabilities on October 16. Powered by Brazen Careerist, the Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair will give workers with disabilities nationwide an opportunity to connect in real time with employers actively seeking to hire them.
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign led by the U.S. Department of Labor that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
“People with disabilities add tremendous value to the workplace, particularly in today’s global, knowledge-based economy, says Barbara Otto, principal of Think Beyond the Label and CEO of Health & Disability Advocates. “Employers are looking for broader, more modernized approaches for attracting and appealing to qualified job seekers with disabilities.”
Think Beyond the Label connects the entire range of workers with disabilities to employers looking to hire through its virtual career fairs, online jobs portal, social platforms and community profiles. One-quarter of Think Beyond the Label’s 3,500 registered community members have at least five years of relevant job experience; one in three have a professional certification or college level degree or beyond.
“Virtual recruiting is an ideal platform for people with disabilities,” Otto says. Online job fairs give candidates a chance to demonstrate how they will assimilate into an office or remote work environment using assistive technology. Job seekers also don’t have to reveal their disability, letting them keep the focus squarely on their skills and experience, she adds.
Job seekers can register for the Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair for free here. Employers nationwide are also invited to participate in the Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair. For more information visit the Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair site at www://brazencareerist.com/thinkbeyondthelabel
About Think Beyond the Label
Think Beyond the Label is a private-public collaborative that helps businesses and the public workforce system more effectively recruit, hire and retain job seekers with disabilities across 50 states. Our partnership spans state health and human service and employment agencies; businesses; and Health & Disability Advocates, a national private nonprofit organization that manages the Think Beyond the Label partnership. For more information please go to http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com.