October 15, 2012

October is recognized nationally and declared by the President of the United States as being “Disability Employment Awareness Month.”   The goal is to better educate the public and bring awareness to what opportunities are available to job seekers with disabilities in finding employment and reaching vocational goals.   Job seekers with disabilities often face greater obstacles to employment and higher unemployment rates.

WJRT TV 12* featured Employment Options in the news segment called “Monday Mug Shot” which features area businesses in Mid Michigan and what services they can offer to the general public.  Employment Options’ Vice President of Business Development, Derek Lewis, worked directly with ABC 12 news staff.

To watch the ‘Mug Shot’ news clip that aired on Monday, October 15: CLICK HERE

Employment Options is a nationally certified Employment Network and a leader in educating the public about the Ticket to Work program –  a free return to work program that helps disabled citizens receiving SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and/or SSI get back to work.   This free, voluntary program allows SSDI/SSI beneficiaries to work along side expert job counselors who connect job seekers with national Employers and find suitable employment for their abilities.  Employment Options offer job placement services in both Work-at-home and Community jobs nationwide.

Anyone who is between the ages of 18-64 and is currently receiving SSDI and/or SSI disability benefits through the Social Security Administration is automatically eligible to use their ‘ticket to work’ and obtain free services that the program offers.

To learn more about Ticket to Work and job openings, go to the Employment Options Job Seekers page.

 *{WJRT TV 12 is an ABC news Worldnow station based in Flint, Michigan}