Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
Think Beyond the Label, a cross-sector collaborative that connects qualified job seekers with disabilities to U.S. businesses that seek to hire them, will connect qualified job candidates with disabilities with companies that value workplace diversity during its 2014 Online Career Fair Series. The first virtual event is March 5.
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 Online Career Fairs give job seekers with disabilities a convenient, easy-to-use platform to chat one-on-one with industry-leading organizations seeking to hire them. Aetna, ACLU, Wells Fargo, KPMG, IBM, Qualcomm and many other top employers are already on board.
“Qualified job seekers with disabilities from all backgrounds and industries shouldn’t miss this opportunity to network directly with some of the most desirable employers in the country,” says Barbara Otto, CEO of Health & Disability Advocates, the Chicago-based policy and advocacy organization that operates Think Beyond the Label. “Our first Online Career Fair this year takes place around the same time that new regulatory changes take effect, compelling federal contractors to increase the number of people with disabilities in their workforce. It’s an ideal time for both candidates and employers to participate.”
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 20% discount by entering the code tbtl2014 when registering before Jan. 31, 2014
One job seeker’s new connections
Glenn Coyle, a job seeker with a disability from Langhorne, Pa., has a bachelor of arts in communications from Temple University. He currently works with the Villanova University College of Nursing, helping students develop disability awareness and specialized patient communication skills. In his job search for a position in community relations or human resources, Coyle spoke one-on-one with four companies at Think Beyond the Label’s Online Career Fair in October 2013.
“Think Beyond the Label’s online career fair gave me the opportunity to talk to recruiters I would not have been able to speak with otherwise,” says Coyle. “I was able to speak with people who play an active role in making hiring decisions – and to share my work experiences, the kind of position I seek and how I might be a fit for them.”
Direct access to top employers
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. Think Beyond the Label’s Online Career Fair Series in 2013 facilitated more than 1,200 conversations between employers and job seekers with disabilities.
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 http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com.
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 http://www.brazencareerist.com.