Think Beyond the Label to Help Global Organizations Recruit Top Talent with Disabilities at 2014 Virtual Career Fairs

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Leading employers Aetna, Wells Fargo, KPMG, IBM and Qualcomm to connect with highly qualified candidates and further commitment to disability hiring

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Think Beyond the Label’s fairs are a great way to network with many employers at one speak with company representatives much more quickly than you would in other forums. I highly recommend these events to other candidates with disabilities.

Think Beyond the Label, a cross-sector collaborative that connects qualified job seekers with disabilities to U.S. businesses that seek to hire them, has signed industry-leading organizations – from Aetna and Wells Fargo to KPMG and IBM – to the 2014 Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair series, where top employers can recruit highly qualified job seekers with disabilities.

Powered by Brazen Careerist, a leading cloud-based recruiting technology firm that connects employers and candidates in virtual recruiting events, Think Beyond the Label’s quarterly online recruiting events are designed to regularly connect employers to highly qualified job candidates with disabilities seeking employment with companies that value workplace diversity.

Think Beyond the Label and Brazen Careerist will host the following career fairs in 2014:

DATES: March 5, May 21, July 30 and Oct. 22 (all Wednesdays)
TIMES: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm Eastern Time
SIGN UP: Online registration is available now
COST: Free for job seekers with disabilities
EMPLOYER DISCOUNT: Employers can receive a 10% discount by entering the code tbtl2014 when registering before 12/31/13.

At the Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fairs, participating employers will:

  •     Engage, chat with and recruit hundreds of highly qualified candidates with disabilities
  •     Meet compliance needs amid the new regulatory changes compelling federal contractors to increase their workforce of individuals with disabilities
  •     Enhance their brands among this niche community
  •     Showcase their investment in disability hiring and workplace innovation

Top talent with disabilities
During the Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fairs, employers will gain one-on-one access to Think Beyond the Label’s 6,000 registered community members. More than 60% of these registered job seekers with disabilities have at least five years of relevant job experience; more than 40% have more than 11 years of relevant job experience; and about half have a professional certification or college level degree or beyond. Think Beyond the Label’s online career fairs in 2013 facilitated more than 1,200 conversations between employers and job seekers with disabilities.

One qualified candidate
Dan Petersen has a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from Purdue University and seeks a manufacturing role. A job seeker with hearing loss from Carmel, IN, Petersen uses assistive technology, which enabled his one-on-one chats with recruiters at Think Beyond the Label’s Online Career Fair in October. He will be back in 2014.

“Think Beyond the Label’s fairs are a great way to network with many employers at one time,” says Petersen. “The convenience factor is very high. No standing in lines – and you speak with company representatives much more quickly than you would in other forums. I highly recommend these events to other candidates with disabilities.”

Participating employers in Think Beyond the Label’s virtual recruiting events in 2013 ranged from government agencies and global corporations to colleges and universities, including: The Boeing Company, The Internal Revenue Service, The Hartford, AT&T, Union Pacific, IBM, UnitedHealth Group, Qualcomm, Aetna, Graybar, Merck, TRW Automotive, Trustmark Companies, NextEra Energy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Clark University and many others.

About Think Beyond the Label
Think Beyond the Label is a cross-sector collaborative that helps businesses and the public workforce system more effectively recruit, hire and retain job seekers with disabilities across 50 states. Think Beyond the Label connects the entire range of job seekers with disabilities to employers looking to hire through its virtual career fairs, online jobs portal, social platforms and community profiles. 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

About Brazen Careerist
Brazen Careerist combines groundbreaking virtual recruiting events with actionable career advice and education to help professionals discover their strengths, refine their skills and find a job they love. The company helps hundreds of employers identify, engage with and hire top talent – and helps universities connect their students and alumni with each other and with top employers around the world. Hundreds of large organizations – from Amazon and Citi to Deloitte and the U.S. Department of State – use Brazen Careerist’s virtual event platform, Brazen Connect. For more information, please go to

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