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8.4M in continued funding to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities

Posted By Anne Long | Sep 29, 2014

News Release

ODEP News Release: [09/11/2014]
Contact Name: Laura McGinnis or Tania Mejia
Phone Number: (202) 693-4653 or x4686
Email: 
McGinnis.Laura.K@dol.gov or Mejia.Tania@dol.gov
Release Number: 14-1699-NAT

$8.4M in continued funding to improve employment opportunities
for people with disabilities announced by US Labor Department

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced a total of $8,422,574 in continued funding for organizations that develop models, provide technical assistance and share best practices to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

"Individuals with disabilities have skills and experiences that employers need," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "These federal grants will help connect these workers with employers and put them on the path to economic self-sufficiency."

The recipients and the amount of funding they are receiving are:

ODEP works to increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities by developing and influencing policies and practices. For more information, visit http://www.dol.gov/odep/.


Countdown to NDEAM 2014

Posted By Anne Long | Sep 17, 2014

AskEARN.org

Countdown to NDEAM 2014

Expect. Employ. Empower.

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Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an annual campaign led by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) to raise awareness about employing people with disabilities and to celebrate their many and varied contributions to America's workforce. The campaign's theme this year was developed with suggestions from the public through an online dialogue. "I'm so pleased with the result," writes Assistant Secretary Kathleen Martinez in her blog (Work in Progress), "because those three words--expect, employ, empower--clearly convey that advancing disability employment is about more than any singular thing. Rather, it’s about creating a cycle of inclusion." 

 

Click here for NDEAM resources and tools, including NDEAM posters in English and Spanish.

 

For more information and employer resources, visit  www.AskEARN.org.

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