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U.S. Feds Enhance Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

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WIOA seeks to address problems related to the high unemployment rate of individuals with disabilities by reauthorizing and reforming core workforce development programs and by transferring independent living program functions from the Department of Education to the Department of Health and Human Services.

ULTRA Testing - Employment of People with Autism

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The number of digital footprints in the world today is increasing very rapidly, with more platforms, new applications, content and campaigns being launched each day. Yet launches may often be delayed or even worse – end in disaster because of inadequate or poor quality assurance and testing. Under-resourced in-house quality assurance teams as well as unreliable external vendors have left digital producers and developers with few options until now.


U.S. Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act Passed by Congress

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On Wednesday July 9, the House of Representatives passed the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) following Senate passage of the same by a vote of 95-3 on June 25. The measure was approved by a vote of 415 to 6, with 11 abstaining. WIOA now heads to President Obama's desk for his signature. The President has indicated he will sign the bill into law.


Workplace and Corporate Wellness Programs

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A workplace wellness program is a health promotion activity or organization-wide policy designed to support healthy behavior and improve health outcomes while people are at work.

ToysRUs Hiring 45,000 Employees for 2013 Holiday Shopping Season

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Toys"R"Us(R) today announced plans to hire 45,000 employees to staff its stores and distribution centers nationwide as the company ramps up to meet the needs of gift-givers across all of its shopping channels this holiday season.

ToysRUs Hiring 45,000 Employees for 2013 Holiday Shopping Season

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Toys"R"Us(R) today announced plans to hire 45,000 employees to staff its stores and distribution centers nationwide as the company ramps up to meet the needs of gift-givers across all of its shopping channels this holiday season.

Disappointing Results for Disability Employment Data in August

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When compared with last year's data, a smaller percentage of people with disabilities is working and fewer are participating in the labor force, while a higher percentage are looking for work, according to today's Trends in Disability Employment - National Monthly Update (TIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).



In Employment Situations Extra Pounds Can Equal Disability

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Disabled World Employment

The American Medical Association recently changed the classification of obesity from a "condition" to a disease, opening the door to claims by employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

June 2013 Employment Data for People with Disabilities

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Disabled World Jobs America

The latest statistics indicate weak employment results for people with disabilities across the board, according to today's Trends in Disability Employment - National Update (TIDE). This release is the fifth monthly analysis issued by the Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).

June 2013 Employment Data for People with Disabilities

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Disabled World Employment

The latest statistics indicate weak employment results for people with disabilities across the board, according to today's Trends in Disability Employment - National Update (TIDE). This release is the fifth monthly analysis issued by the Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).

Employee and Employer Disability Divide

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New Research Shows Disability Divide Between Employee and Employer Perceptions - Council for Disability Awareness study shows greater need for education and guidance about disability benefits.



The VA's People with Disabilities Employment Program

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Disabled World Employment

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to increasing representation of qualified persons with disabilities in every level of its workforce. The VA's, "People with Disabilities Program," is one that is designed to make sure that people with disabilities have equal opportunity in every aspect of employment within the VA to include internship programs, promotions, training, and reasonable accommodation.

Unemployment for People with Disabilities Drops to 4 Year Low

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The fourth quarter 2012 unemployment rate for people with disabilities dropped to its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2008. The number of people with disabilities applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) also reached a four-year low, according to a study by Allsup, a nationwide provider of SSDI representation and Medicare plan selection services.