Guest Post: Snagging Your Dream Job – Tips for Individuals with Disabilities

This is a guest post, authored by DisabledParents.org, a site dedicated to assisting parents who have disabilities. Looking for a job, preparing for interviews, and putting together a strong resume can all be time-consuming and difficult tasks, especially when you have a very clear idea of the career path you want to follow. When you’re living [...]

Guest Post: Snagging Your Dream Job – Tips for Individuals with Disabilities 2018-11-09T01:52:55+00:00

National Council on Disability Issues New Report on Employment Policy

This month, the National Council on Disability issued a report assessing "the progress made nationally in modernizing employment service systems for individuals with significant disabilities and who are blind, including settings that pay subminimum wages under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act."  The report, National Disability Employment Policy, From the New Deal to the [...]

National Council on Disability Issues New Report on Employment Policy 2018-10-24T14:05:59+00:00

A Primer on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

In 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  The Act is not widely known, but it should be: it provides valuable resources to persons with disabilities seeking employment. What does the Act do? According to the Department of Labor, the Act "is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, [...]

A Primer on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 2017-11-17T02:57:44+00:00

Can a potential employer ask about my criminal history? Can it perform a criminal background check?

Searching and applying for jobs is stressful for everyone, but for jobseekers with a criminal history, worrying about whether that will be used against them can make the process even more overwhelming. Unfortunately, statistics do show that it is still more difficult for those with criminal histories to find employment than for those with clean [...]

Can a potential employer ask about my criminal history? Can it perform a criminal background check? 2017-10-22T18:47:15+00:00