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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
This October, Employment Options invites you to celebrate the gifts and talents of our proud workers with disabilities in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEA).
By: Lori Adler
There are hundreds of thousands of Americans like Salajag who have the desire to work but need a different sort of job than they’ve done in the past. Certified Employment Networks like Employment Options Inc. connect workers with disabilities with new employment opportunities, both at-home and in traditional workplace settings.
Although helping Americans with disabilities find work is a year-round focus, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and validates the contributions of workers with disabilities.
NDEAM's roots go back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." In 1962, the word "physically"
The theme for NDEAM 2011is "Profit by Investing in Workers with Disabilities,"
Even in the midst of a struggling economy and elevated unemployment, there are jobs available for disabled workers. "We have so many openings for people on SSDI or non-retirement SSI that we are actively seeking more qualified applicants,”
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Employment Options is a Certified Employment Network for the Ticket-To-Work program. They help beneficiaries on disability insurance (SSDI) and supplemental insurance (SSI) get jobs and provide valuable resources, tools, and support for success.