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This section of the site is dedicated to helping people with disabilities achieve employment through posting of jobs, recommended employment sites, and job searching tips.
People with disabilities face challenges and discrimination in the work place. According to the United States Department of Labor statistics the unemployment rate for people with disabilities currently stands at fifteen percent, and the dismal participation of people with disabilities currently stands at twenty three percent.
UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES/JOB FAIRS/EXPOSITIONS
White House Internship Program
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.
The application for the White House Internship Program is available online. See http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/apply for more details.
For College Students to work on Campus:
For college students one of the best places to find work as a student with a disability is with your college disability service office.
For College Students Interested in Public Service:
The federal government is one of the main employers in this tough economic time. This site is dedicated to disabled Americans looking for a job with the federal government.
Teach For America is a nation-wide service corp which works to place people interested in helping under-served public schools. You need not be an education major to serve.
For College Students Interested in Paid Internships:
The White House Internship Program
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Entry Point ! and ACCESS Internship Programs
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Experiential Education Initiative (EEI) Internship
For College Students Interested in Nonprofit organizations:
Idealist.org has a list of nonprofit jobs, internships and volunteer positions.
For College Students Interested in Activism:
The Feminist Majority website has links to jobs open to people interested in women issues: such as working with domestic violence victims, etc.
Campus Progress has a list of jobs related to public policy and political issues.
Jobs for Autism – Job Resources
Government Website on Employment
U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment of People With Disabilities
Check out the Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology (“RIT”) Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services, Rochester, NY
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (“COSD”), University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN.
COSD is a unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers. COSD’s mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis. COSD works with higher education institutions and assists them in developing collaborative relationships between the Disability Services and Career Services offices on campuses. The result is students with disabilities are better prepared and more competitive in the career search. COSD closely works with employers to identify innovative methods of recruiting and hiring college graduates with disabilities, including creation of internship opportunities or encouraging participation of employers in specialized internship and recruiting programs that focus on college students with disabilities.
National Business and Disability Council
Jobs for Disabled – serving individuals with significant disabilities
Disaboomjobs – Jobs for people with disabilities
Job Accommodation Network (“JAN”)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN’s consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online.
JAN is one of several services provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Its development has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of ODEP, West Virginia University, and private industry throughout North America.
AFB CareerConnect is a free resource for people who want to learn about the range and diversity of jobs performed by adults who are blind or visually impaired throughout the United States and Canada. Its primary focus is on students exploring careers, job seekersinvestigating work options, employers planning to diversify their workforce and professionals working with visually impaired people.
The DiversityInc. Top 10 Companies for People with Disabilities
Gettinghired.com – Careers and Community for Talented People with Disabilities
GettingHired.com describes its mission as being: To create sustainable employment growth and opportunity for people with disabilities.
The GettingHired internet based portal accomplishes its mission by serving and connecting: Job seekers with Disabilities; Committed Employers; Advocacy Organizations and Service Providers.
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