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Job Opportunities for Disabled Civilians - MEDCOM

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Disabled World Jobs America

The United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), in keeping with the July 26, 2010 Executive Order \13548 - Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities, is committed to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities and to reversing the persistently high percentages of people with disabilities who are not working but are ready, willing and able to work. Individuals with targeted disabilities make up only .7% of the MEDCOM workforce. MEDCOM is committed to work toward the Federal high of 2.16%.


US Advisory Committee to Increase Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

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Disabled World Jobs America

The purpose of the committee is to study and provide recommendations to the secretary of labor on ways to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, the use of the certificate program carried out under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 214(c)) and ways to improve oversight of the use of such certificates.

8.4M in Funding for Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

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Disabled World Jobs America

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy announced a total of $8,422,574 in continued funding for organizations that develop models, provide technical assistance and share best practices to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.



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

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Disabled World Jobs America

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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Disabled World Jobs America

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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Disabled World Jobs America

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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Disabled World Employment

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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Disabled World Jobs America

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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Disabled World Employment

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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Disabled World Employment

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.