GettingHired.com is an employment resource specifically for individuals and veterans with disabilities. Facing an unemployment rate that is almost twice the national average, GettingHired seeks to improve employment opportunities for those individuals by connecting them to inclusive employers who are actively looking to diversify their workforce.
The market is changing and forward thinking companies are recognizing the immense value that employees with disabilities can add to their organizations. That culture shift, combined with recent regulatory changes for federal contractors, means there has never been a bigger demand for companies seeking to hire more individuals with disabilities.
What do we mean by 'disability'?
We use the definition of an individual with a disability set out in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): ‘a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.’
A major life activity includes, but is not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. Disabilities include, but are not limited to: • Blindness • Autism • Bipolar disorder • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) • Deafness • Cerebral palsy • Major depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder • HIV/AIDS • Cancer • Multiple sclerosis (MS) • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair • Diabetes • Epilepsy • Schizophrenia • Muscular dystrophy • Intellectual disability • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
GettingHired's Job Seeker Webinars
We run a series of educational webinars to support job seekers with disabilities in their employment search. These are 45-60 mins once a month and feature disability employment leaders discussing a wide range of topics with practical tips to give you the tools to achieve your career goals.
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GettingHired hosted a webinar with Iron Mountain’s very own Bryce Tache, Director, Diversity and Inclusion & Patricia Kabongo, Manager Talent Acquisition. The webinar took place on Tuesday, April 4th on Iron Mountain’s 7 keys to “Leading with Inclusion” from CEO level to the front line. Recording coming soon!
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GettingHired is attending DirectEmployers 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference in Indianapolis, IN on May 9-11, 2017. Register to meet the team here: https://goo.gl/iEng27.