REACH Employment Services

Publication Date: 
May 21 2019

Needed: A full time Office Manager at the REACH of Denton Resource Center on Independent Living.

Please click on the job description for a detailed list of job responsibilities and required knowledge, experience, and skills for this full time position. Salary: $30,000-$32,000 a year, 40 hours per week. Benefits: employer paid health, life and long-term disability insurance.

Interested and qualified job applicants that posses the knowledge, experience, and skills listed on the job description should submit a current resume with a cover letter explaining in detail the knowledge, experience and skills they have to be successful in doing this job. Cover letters and resumes must be received by 5:00PM on Friday, September 13. Cover letters and resumes should be submitted via e-mail to REACH of Denton Assistant Director Missy Dickenson.

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REACH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals and veterans with disabilities who have the required knowledge, experience, and skills are encouraged to apply. Applicants that are bilingual in English and Spanish and have the required knowledge, experience, and skills are encouraged to apply.



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Big Tex Job Fair

Date:   October 25, 2019

Time:  10:00am to 1:00pm


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Texas HireAbility Campaign Connects Employers to Job Seekers with Disabilities


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






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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 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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