The Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), upholds National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), held each October. It is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2014 is “Expect. Employ. Empower.”
America’s Job Exchange has signed a partnership with the Job Accommodation Network to allow its customers access to resources and information that would help them boost their 503 compliance efforts by having at their disposal, a variety of tools, content, resources and expert guidance on disability recruitment and retention. As the new OFCCP regulations call for a 7% utilization goal in each job group, federal contractors have their work cut out for them.
America’s Job Exchange is a leader in OFCCP compliance and diversity hiring. We assist thousands of employers find talent while at the same time satisfying their OFCCP compliance requirements. As Rathin Sinha, President, AJE, puts it “”Helping candidates with disabilities gain meaningful employment is a mission for AJE.
“People with disabilities bring in critical skills, strong work ethic, commitment, and drive for success that are highly valued by federal contractors to strengthen their OFCCP compliance programs.”
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN), is the leading source of expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their marketability and helps employers utilize effectively the value and talent people with disabilities bring to the workplace.
“We are excited to partner with AJE to broaden the depth and breadth of knowledge about candidates with disabilities,” said Louis Orslene, Co-Director of JAN. “Both our organizations are passionate about carving the way for talented candidates despite disabilities.”
So employers, stay tuned for more information from AJE to learn how to access from the AJE website, valuable resources pertaining to disability hiring.