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April 18th, 2014 by

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April 4th, 2014 by
“Opening the Doors of Small Business to People with Disabilities: Moving Up the Ramp” – Webinar
April 11, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

This webinar, presented by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network, will help small businesses learn about employing people with disabilities.  Topics include the lower than anticipated costs of workers’ compensation, health care and accommodations; the benefits of employing people with disabilities, including retention, productivity, attendance, safety, team performance and financial incentives; and best practices and employment strategies. The webinar is presented by EARN, The Conference Board, and the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR).

Click here to register for this free event.

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April 4th, 2014 by

Kathleen MartinezAs we wrap up Women’s History month, EARN continues to celebrate the history of women with disabilities and their incredible contributions to the worlds of sport, art, culture and work. Recently, EARN staff spoke with Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy and asked for her reflections on the topic.

EARN: The employment rate of women with disabilities is around 30% versus around 36% for men with disabilities. Do you believe women with disabilities face any special challenges in becoming employed as compared to their male counterparts?

Martinez: Whether they have a disability or not, I believe women have always faced discrimination compared to their male counterparts, for lots of different reasons. And that extends to employment. We sometimes call it the “Double Whammy,” meaning we are subject to discrimination both on account of our disability and our gender. Culture has a lot to do with it, as well. In some circles, women with disabilities never even pursue employment or independent living due to Continue reading →

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April 2nd, 2014 by

Private-sector employers can now use, a no-cost online job board, to find pre-screened college students and recent graduates with disabilities looking for internships and permanent positions. Watch the video below to learn more.

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