REACH Employment Services

Publication Date: 
May 21 2019

Job Announcement:

Come work with us at UT Arlington: a campus that has a longstanding commitment to accessibility and adapted sports, a large Disability Studies Minor, and the Texas Disability History Collection archives!  

Apply for the position of Director of the UT Arlington Office for Students with Disabilities: https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/9105

 


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

The Center for Public Representation is a national advocacy organization that uses legal strategies, advocacy, and policy to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities.  CPR seeks a public policy associate in its Washington, D.C office to work on federal policy related to healthcare, community integration, employment, and educational opportunities for people with disabilities.  Position includes working with Congress, federal agencies, coalitions, and state advocates.  For more information on the position, see here or the attached job posting.    


Texas HireAbility Campaign Connects Employers to Job Seekers with Disabilities

10/08/2018

More than 13,000 Texans with Disabilities Hired or Explored Careers in Fiscal Year 2018

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is partnering with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and Texas Workforce Solutions for the Texas HireAbility campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. The campaign is now in its third year and coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month to highlight the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce. During October, TWC and its partners will feature resources for employers and conduct a statewide series of hiring events for job seekers with disabilities.

“We look forward to highlighting our year-round Texas Hireability campaign during National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” said Chair Ruth R. Hughs. “Some of our state’s most successful Texas employers proudly make inclusion and diversity a priority, and we continue to encourage employers to take advantage of this talent pipeline and understand the benefits of hiring a diverse workforce.”

In addition, TWC’s Summer Earn and Learn is one of two student programs that connects employers with youth and prepares students with disabilities for a successful transition to postsecondary education and employment. More than 2,350 students statewide gained work experience and training through Summer Earn and Learn this past summer, connecting with employers who included Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, KLBK TV in Lubbock and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The students learned about the employers’ industries and developed specialized skills and work experience. Some students were presented with the opportunity to being employed full time. Summer Earn and Learn is a partnership between TWC and the 28 Texas Workforce Development Boards.

Another 228 students with disabilities participated in Explore STEM!, a TWC initiative designed to help students explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. TWC partnered with 10 universities, colleges and technical schools statewide to serve as hosts for Explore STEM! summer camps for the students, aged 14-22. Each camp was five to seven days with hands-on, interactive instruction on topics that included computational engineering, cybersecurity, biotechnology, manufacturing, forensic science, archeology, astronomy, plant biology and robotics.

Explore STEM! is part of our Pathways to Careers initiative, designed to expand pre-employment transition services to students with disabilities,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Along with our Summer Earn and Learn program, Explore STEM! highlights the state’s commitment of investing in our future workforce and encouraging a focus on workforce abilities not disabilities.”

In addition to statewide hiring events to highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities will host a webinar for Texas employers on Oct. 30 titled Business Partnerships for Disability Inclusion. Gov. Greg Abbot also issued a proclamation for Disability Employment Awareness Month and a proclamation for 2018 White Cane Day in Texas to commemorate the month.

For a Texas HireAbility calendar of events, resources that employers can use to promote disability employment awareness, and information about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, visit txhireability.texasworkforce.org.

 


Goodwill & The Texas State Fair will be hosting a job fair on Oct 26, 2018 (Friday) from 10am-1pm

We are excited that this year’s Big Tex Job Fair will be featured at the new and spacious Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center at Fair Park.  

Event Details:

  • Date:    Friday, October 26,2018
  • Location: Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center at Fair Park, 1403 Washington Street, Dallas, Texas  75210
  • Time:   10:00am to 1:00pm

Kimberley Coleman, Employment Specialist,

Job Connection,

Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc.

3020 N. Westmoreland Road

Dallas, TX 75212

T:  214.638.2800 x152

F:  214.638.7926

kcoleman@goodwilldallas.org

www.goodwilldallas.org

 


 


Texas HireAbility Campaign Connects Employers to Job Seekers with Disabilities

10/08/2018

More than 13,000 Texans with Disabilities Hired or Explored Careers in Fiscal Year 2018

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is partnering with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and Texas Workforce Solutions for the Texas HireAbility campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. The campaign is now in its third year and coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month to highlight the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce. During October, TWC and its partners will feature resources for employers and conduct a statewide series of hiring events for job seekers with disabilities.

“We look forward to highlighting our year-round Texas Hireability campaign during National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” said Chair Ruth R. Hughs. “Some of our state’s most successful Texas employers proudly make inclusion and diversity a priority, and we continue to encourage employers to take advantage of this talent pipeline and understand the benefits of hiring a diverse workforce.”

In addition, TWC’s Summer Earn and Learn is one of two student programs that connects employers with youth and prepares students with disabilities for a successful transition to postsecondary education and employment. More than 2,350 students statewide gained work experience and training through Summer Earn and Learn this past summer, connecting with employers who included Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, KLBK TV in Lubbock and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The students learned about the employers’ industries and developed specialized skills and work experience. Some students were presented with the opportunity to being employed full time. Summer Earn and Learn is a partnership between TWC and the 28 Texas Workforce Development Boards.

Another 228 students with disabilities participated in Explore STEM!, a TWC initiative designed to help students explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. TWC partnered with 10 universities, colleges and technical schools statewide to serve as hosts for Explore STEM! summer camps for the students, aged 14-22. Each camp was five to seven days with hands-on, interactive instruction on topics that included computational engineering, cybersecurity, biotechnology, manufacturing, forensic science, archeology, astronomy, plant biology and robotics.

Explore STEM! is part of our Pathways to Careers initiative, designed to expand pre-employment transition services to students with disabilities,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Along with our Summer Earn and Learn program, Explore STEM! highlights the state’s commitment of investing in our future workforce and encouraging a focus on workforce abilities not disabilities.”

In addition to statewide hiring events to highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities will host a webinar for Texas employers on Oct. 30 titled Business Partnerships for Disability Inclusion. Gov. Greg Abbot also issued a proclamation for Disability Employment Awareness Month and a proclamation for 2018 White Cane Day in Texas to commemorate the month.

For a Texas HireAbility calendar of events, resources that employers can use to promote disability employment awareness, and information about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, visit txhireability.texasworkforce.org.

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The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) is delighted to share the launch of our brand-new website! Funded and led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the CDE is a collaborative effort among several disability and business organizations working together to change attitudes about the employment of people with disabilities and foster dialogue around these important issues.

With a fresh, easy-to-navigate design, visitors can find in-depth information and coordinating media products for the CDE’s three powerful public service announcements (PSAs), including the award-winning “I Can,” “Because” and “Who I Am” PSAs, all of which promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities. 

We’re also pleased to introduce several new campaign features, including the CDE Blog, which will feature insightful posts from a wide range of thought leaders on disability and employment. You can also subscribe to receive news and updates from the CDE via email.

We invite you to visit www.WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org to explore all the resources, tools and materials our site has to offer, and join the movement to spread the message about the value of disability inclusion in the workplace. 

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