Our recruitment efforts will continue to support disability employment and ultimately lead to the hiring of qualified individuals to serve our military counterpart.
Fort Sam Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 01, 2015
The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) recognizes October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with dedicated efforts to encourage employment in the federal workforce for individuals with disabilities.
With increased recruitment, hiring and retention, the Civilian Corps continues to support the Department of Defense’s goals and objectives for disability employment. National Disability Employment Awareness Month helps educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am,” and marks 70 years since the first observance.
“Disability hires makeup 1% of the Recruitment and Retention Branch’s reported hires and we encourage individuals with disabilities to explore the various career opportunities and exceptional benefits with the Civilian Corps,” says Dr. Joseph Harrison, Jr., Chief, Recruitment and Retention, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, Civilian Human Resources. “Our recruitment efforts will continue to support disability employment and ultimately lead to the hiring of qualified individuals to serve our military counterpart.”
The Civilian Corps utilizes the Federal Government’s Schedule A Excepted Service hiring authority for persons with disabilities and increases participation of individuals with disabilities in internships, fellowships and training and mentoring programs.
Civilians, roughly 45,000, make up approximately 60% of the total Army Medicine workforce providing the day-to-day care for Army Soldiers, beneficiaries and their families at Army hospitals and clinics worldwide. The Civilian Corps provides rewarding career opportunities for civilians to serve those who serve their country. Employees are not subject to military requirements, such as enlistment or deployment, and receive excellent benefits, including flexible work schedules, competitive salaries, health insurance and access to state-of-the-art training and equipment.
For more information about opportunities for individuals with disabilities with the Civilian Corps, please visit http://www.civilianmedicaljobs.com and enter job number 2475 to begin the application process.