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"My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am"

Posted By Anne Long | May 07, 2015

Disability.gov updates

2015 Theme Announced for October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month

"My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am" is the theme for this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy announced the official theme for the October observance. NDEAM is a nationwide effort that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

RJ Mitte, TV actor, brown hair, cerebral palsy, My disability is only one part of who I am

For more information about recruiting and hiring people with disabilities, job accommodations and where to get help with your job search, be sure to check out

Disability.gov’s Guide to Employment.

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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit News

Posted By Anne Long | May 04, 2015

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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit News

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has been reauthorized to cover the 2014 lapse, retroactive to December 31, 2013. Although WOTC has not yet been reauthorized for 2015, State Workforce Agencies will continue to accept applications in anticipation of another retroactive authorization for 2015. Read the full guidance letter.

What is WOTC?

A Federal tax credit for employers who hire and retain veterans and individuals with significant barriers to employment. Employers claim about $1 billion in tax credits each year under this program. There is no limit on the number of individuals hired to qualify for the tax credit and a few simple steps to apply.
Learn more about WOTC from the US Department of Labor.

To learn more about the many tax benefits for businesses who hire individuals with disabilities, visit the IRS information page.

For questions about disability employment practices and policies or to learn more about customized training and consultation contact us:
Email: employerpractices@cornell.edu
Or fill out the request form on our website.