Think Beyond the Label Helps Employers Meet U.S. Department of Labor Disability Hiring Requirements that Take Effect in March

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Online career fair enables qualified workers with disabilities and top U.S. employers to network directly, conveniently.

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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 an online career fair Wednesday, March 5. This virtual networking event, free for job seekers with disabilities, also will help employers meet the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Section 503 requirements, which take effect just weeks after the fair.

New Section 503 requirements

In August 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor set a hiring goal for federal contractors and subcontractors that 7 percent of each job group in their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities. These new requirements go into effect March 24, 2014, when employers will need to begin showing evidence that they are taking proactive steps to recruit workers with disabilities. Think Beyond the Label’s online recruiting event will help participants demonstrate their commitment to finding and hiring job seekers with disabilities – and meet the requirements.

DATE: Wednesday, March 5
TIMES: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm Eastern Time
SIGN UP: Online registration is available now
COST: Free for job seekers with disabilities
FUTURE 2014 FAIR DATES: May 21, July 30 and Oct. 22 (all Wednesdays)

Who should attend

  •     Job seekers with disabilities from all backgrounds, with all skill levels, nationwide.
  •     Federal contractors and subcontractors who have jobs for people with disabilities and want to enhance their compliance efforts.
  •     Employers nationwide who value workplace diversity and inclusive team-building.

About the Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair Series

For more than a year, Think Beyond the Label’s online career fairs have connected qualified job candidates with disabilities to top U.S. government agencies, global corporations and colleges and universities, including: The Boeing Company, KPMG, Wells Fargo, 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.

Participating employers gain one-on-one access to Think Beyond the Label’s 6,000 registered community members. All have disabilities, and most have five or more years of work experience and college or advanced degrees. The events are co-hosted by Brazen Careerist, a leading cloud-based recruiting technology firm that connects employers and candidates in virtual recruiting events.

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 visit

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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