Smart Hire: A New Tool to Recruit Pre-Screened Job Seekers with Disabilities

Think Beyond the Label is excited to announce the Smart Hire program, which will officially kick off tomorrow. Smart Hire is an innovative online resource that introduces employers to a select group of candidates with disabilities who are looking for jobs or internships. Found on thinkbeyondthelabel.com/smart-hire, the program pre-screens and pre-qualifies candidates from a wide … Continue reading “Smart Hire: A New Tool to Recruit Pre-Screened Job Seekers with Disabilities”

A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities

A Message from Delaware Governor Jack MarkellA Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities are a testament to the progress we are making. I ask you—businesses, self-advocates, practitioners, family members—to continue to “think beyond the label” by spreading the word that employing people with disabilities is not only the right thing to do, it makes … Continue reading “A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities”

While We’re Getting People with Disabilities Back to Work, We’ve Still Got Some Ways to Go

BusinessWeek.com published an article, Getting People with Disabilities Back to Work (July 6, 2011), that started off with the right message. It referenced several Fortune 500s (AT&T, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Walgreens) that are trying to employ the disabled. Still, out of all the companies mentioned, Walgreens is the only company that’s able to speak about tangible … Continue reading “While We’re Getting People with Disabilities Back to Work, We’ve Still Got Some Ways to Go”

Labor Dept. Launches Database to Recruit Workers with Disabilities

The Department of Labor has launched a database of more than 2,200 college and entry-level students with disabilities as part of its efforts to increase federal and private sector initiatives to source and hire workers with disabilities. The program supports President Obama’s executive order that aims to employ 100,000 people with disabilities in five years … Continue reading “Labor Dept. Launches Database to Recruit Workers with Disabilities”

Paid Internships Give Disabled Workers a Leg Up in the Workplace

Ever wanted to start an internship program at your company, but don’t know where to begin? Sometimes the best way to is to model what others are already doing.  Over the last several years, large companies in the private sector have been finding qualified workers with disabilities through internships. Software giant Microsoft teamed up with … Continue reading “Paid Internships Give Disabled Workers a Leg Up in the Workplace”