Hire Learning: TBTL’s Blog

Think Beyond the Label’s collaborative blog is called Hire Learning for a reason. We’re engaging thought leaders in both the business and disability communities to bring you fresh perspectives on topics that are important to helping you evolve your workforce.

Note that views expressed by Guest Bloggers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Think Beyond the Label or Health & Disability Advocates.

And the Number Is In! Labor Dept. Sets 7 Percent Hiring Goal

After months of anticipation, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule to improve the employment outlook for people with disabilities—setting a hiring goal for federal contractors and subcontractors that 7 percent of each job group in their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities. The Labor Dept. updated Section 503 of the Rehabilitation … Continue reading “And the Number Is In! Labor Dept. Sets 7 Percent Hiring Goal”

Disability Hiring Dominates the News

The media world has been alit with stories of how people with disabilities are improving the workforce—bringing unique perspectives that drive innovative thinking and boosts employee satisfaction. BusinessWeek last week profiled Walgreen’s, AMC and Hershey’s, where company leaders gave a multitude of reasons for hiring people with disabilities. In the article, Disabled Recruited From Walgreen to … Continue reading “Disability Hiring Dominates the News”

Amazon’s Kindle Finally Speaks

Many blind, visually impaired and dyslexic Kindle users have been deterred by Amazon’s lack of assistive features in its software since the e-Reader’s market debut. However late in the game (six years, to be exact; the first Kindle was released in 2007), Amazon’s recent decision to join the assistive technology movement finally opened the floodgates. … Continue reading “Amazon’s Kindle Finally Speaks”