October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!
Our staff invite you to celebrate the gifts and talents of all people with disabilities and to help raise awareness about diversity and inclusion in the workplace! Not just in October, but all year! Awareness Activities: ‘Free Contest’ (below), Success stories, Disability.gov blogs, & Ability Links On-line Job Fair!
To apply for jobs for jobseekers with disabilities,visit our Application page!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED OUR CONTEST!
We will announce the winners soon!
From CEO Paula Reuben Vieillet: “Back in 1970, a kind dentist hired my mom who was disabled. It meant so much to me that mom could work after a disfiguring accident rendered her disabled. Helping people with disabilities gain dignity through work by restoring a sense of purpose and self-sufficiency has been my driving force since Employment Options opened its doors in 1993.
October’s National Disability Employment Awareness is a great way to remind employer’s to look at people’s strengths. By hiring a qualified person (with a disability), you too, can grow your business with loyal and skilled employees, benefit from tax credits and create a more diverse workforce. Perhaps even bring a healing to a family when someone returns to work!”
OCTOBER FREE CONTEST
The Contest is now over! Thank you to all that participated! If you win, you will be contacted directly!
PRIZES TO INCLUDE:
CEO Paula Vieillet’s nationally recognized career workbook –Employment Options: The Ultimate Resource for Job Seekers with Disabilities & other Challenges.*
Free consultation with an expert job counselor on staff! (if the winner wants it!) Receive help with Resumes, interview tips, finding resources, or other jobseeker questions)
*(Career Workbook is used nationwide by job seekers, job coaches and our own Employment Options’ staff and clients! With its visual approach, pictures and easy to complete activities, it is the one stop source for people who need work now!)
Our clients, who receive Social Security disability and use the Ticket to Work program, have such amazing stories! They do not let their disability define them, but rather focus on their own abilities to become more independent and self-sufficient in society. We encourage you to read them and be inspired this month!
– CURRENT SUCCESS STORY -Ruth Miner, Illinois