Think Beyond the Label to Host Online Business Training to Help Employers Understand, Comply with Section 503 Requirements

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Best Practices in Disability Recruiting webinar helps businesses find and engage qualified job seekers with disabilities as Section 503 requirements become effective.

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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 host a free business training webinar, Best Practices in Disability Recruiting, on Feb. 24, 2014. This event will help businesses comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Section 503 requirements, which become effective March 24, 2014.

In August 2013, the U.S. Labor Department established these new hiring goals for federal contractors and subcontractors, requiring that 7 percent of each job group in their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities. Think Beyond the Label’s webinar will help employers pursue new channels and opportunities to engage with this community.

Think Beyond the Label’s webinar is free for all employers and is approved for one general credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Participating employers will:
*Learn what the new legislation means for their organizations
*Understand ways to comply with the new regulation
*Learn how to find and engage qualified job seekers with disabilities
*Find out how to showcase diversity hiring initiatives to enhance employer brands and meet Section 503 compliance requirements, which become effective March 24, 2014
*Gain access to ongoing consultation and support from Think Beyond the Label experts

DATE: Mon., Feb. 24, 2014
TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
PLACE: Online
COST: Free
SIGN UP: Online registration is available now.

Featured experts
*Barbara Otto, CEO of Health & Disability Advocates, the national advocacy organization that manages Think Beyond the Label
*Laura Wilhelm, Program Director of Think Beyond the Label

Next event: online career fair
Think Beyond the Label and Brazen Careerist also co-host an Online Career Fair Series designed to connect recruiters to qualified job candidates with disabilities nationwide. On average, approximately 365 qualified job seekers with disabilities register for each quarterly fair, along with government agencies, top global corporations and 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. The next Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair is Wed., March 5, 2014. Online registration is available now for businesses and job seekers.

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 is transforming career and professional development through its live, online event platform Brazen Connect. The cloud-based platform is leveraged by hundreds of employers, universities, job boards, associations and media companies for better recruiting, expanded networking and valuable audience engagement. For more information, please go to

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