On-site employment training for disabled employees, and classes available to the public, taught by professionals who understand how to teach basic and intermediate computer use, using these accessibility technologies. By offering the training, and having the resources and tools to complete the training, the IT field could uncover thousands of individuals who understand and work very well with IT concepts; however, have been marginalized due to their
I work for Vancouver Coastal Health in the role of Innovation and Culture Advisor, within the Human Resources department, acting as an internal specialist and providing leadership in the development and implementation of strategic and operational initiatives designed to strengthen organizational and systems effectiveness.
In working as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, I am learning the importance of quality individualizes services and how they can support people with disabilities to prepare for obtaining employment. I have been have been participating closely with individuals that have a disability to help them achieve greater levels of independence by assisting them to develop goals and look for opportunities for employment. I am finding out that you have to really put a lot of effort as a vocational counselor in gathering medical, educational and different evaluations to determine eligibility and to help with the planning process of assisting the individual to choose the right occupation for themselves. In planning for a consumer to reach their
As much as they long for that feeling, why hasn’t the workforce utilized their special talents to benefit the world of business? Liability, communication and the lack of knowing about these talents are the thoughts come to mind. My vision is to open a non-profit job placement program for young adults with special needs that provide ABA therapists to assist in communication and social interaction between the employer and the employee. The mission and the goal of this program is to not only provide the feeling of belonging to these individuals by allowing them to earn their own wages but to also boost the economy by lowering unemployment all while improving the profits for a
Individuals with disabilities continually encounter various forms of discrimination, including intentional exclusion from certain work areas, that denies them the opportunity to compete on an equal basis and to pursue those opportunities that guarantees success in the society. To guarantee success there is expectation regarding the relationship between the employer and employee, giving close attention to the various factors that should be considered to make the person with disability successful. This paper outlines the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the terms and conditions covering employees and employers as stated in Title 1. Title 1, as amended by the ADA amendment 2008, states that no covered entity will discriminate against a qualified individual based on disability (EEOC, 2015).
Zachary Rice has been engaged in the legislative and public policy process for more than 15 years through numerous opportunities. A native of Indiana, Mr. Rice has held various roles with the Indiana Secretary of State, the Indiana Auditor of State, the Indiana Senate, and the United States House of Representatives prior to becoming the head of government affairs and regulatory compliance for the largest national trade association representing the contact center industry.
Every day veterans are unattended to, or their appointments are rescheduled. So many veterans are homeless because they can’t or won’t be hired, to me this is unfair. I know many veterans that would rather not go to the VA or be cared for at the VA because of their lack of being cared. The way I see it is, if the people/ workers at the VA work there they should know what they’re getting themselves into. yes the VA is insane, and deranged etc., but hey if you work there stay committed to help and take good care of our veterans, to help the people who is or have fought for our country as a favor in return to
There are many stories about how Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) employees make a difference to Oklahomans, but what one Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP) does, makes him stand out from the crowd. We are referring to Randall “Bud” Coon. Mr. Coon has worked out of OESC’s Ponca City Workforce Center since 2013. Mr. Coon received an Associate of Science from the Community College of the Air Force, is a veteran, and has a huge heart for helping veterans.
In reviewing ten sources regarding the issue of veteran hiring preference in the private sector. Hiring preference will not only assist veterans in the transition back into civilian life but will also reflect societies desire to recognize service oriented sacrifices. Veterans also acquire traits that are beneficial in civilian labor such as being disciplined, responsible, and work in teams.
Keywords: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, Pew Research Center, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Personnel Management
I am writing in regards to Latosha Griffin and the work she is completing for our company in Rochester, MN. Latosha works for our company, PeopleReady, which is an Industrial Staffing Company whose mission statement is to connect people with work.
In October of this year I had the privilege of working with J. Harris who had been serving as a Project Lead for the development of a new department that I now work in. I was fortunate that he also
The Government imposes a variety of socio-economic programs on its contractors as part of long-standing federal efforts to further affirmative action through federal contracting. Affirmative action regulations apply not only to minorities and women but to handicapped individuals, special disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era (FAR 52.22-35 and -36). For almost fifty years Former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s answer to “balance the opportunities” for minorities and women, affirmative action has attempted to eradicate America’s historical discrimination against minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. Affirmative action began as a plan to enable the disadvantaged and the disenfranchised (minorities, women and
The Housing Development Board wanted to improve its services in three major areas including the involvement of private developers, public outreach, and overall improved customer service (Jick & Peiperl, 2011). The change challenge for HDB and Tan included improvement to the overall operations of the organization including work processes and systems. “The goal of the public outreach was to gain greater public buy-in and support while improving focus groups, particularly grassroots organization” (Jick & Pieperl, 2011, p. 432). Thus, the Estate Administration and Property Department was expected to manage majority of the operations including housing policies, pricing, and sales to name a few. Challenges faced were work process and systems that needed modifications through clear operational strategies.
A literature review illustrates how vital job placement services have been found to be in the job employment assistance endeavors. The review of previous studies reveals the “receipt of placement services” to be the “strongest predictor of employment outcomes” (Fleming et al., 2014, p. 7). A 2006 study characterized job placement as “the driving force behind the vocational rehabilitation program” (Fleming et al., 2014, p. 7). According to the researchers, the public Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services have attained the status of “the most important vocational programs for persons with disabilities” (Fleming et al., 2014, p. 7). The authors cite the number of “new applicants [registered] nationally” as 564,908, in the 2011 Fiscal Year alone, as proof of the organization’s heavy caseload of new clients (Fleming et al., 2014, p. 7). These numbers indicate that rehabilitation services have been in high demand. Considering the importance of the vocational programs in assisting the disabled clients who are in need of employment, the authors determined that it was appropriate to examine the different ways these services can be rendered.