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 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 playback here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNHIcriluto&t=1616s
GettingHired is hosting a webinar with Autism Speaks on 4 reasons why it's important to employ individuals with Autism. The webinar will be taking place on Tuesday, September 26th at 12:00 pm EST. Register now to save your spot: http://bit.ly/2tbcBIa
GettingHired is hosting a webinar with the MS Society to educate employers about what they need to know about attracting, hiring and retaining employees with MS. Join us on October 18th at 12:00 pm EST to expand your knowledge of resources available when working with employees who have MS: http://bit.ly/2weEhw8
View Previous Webinars
DirectEmployers Annual Meeting & Conference in Indianapolis, IN on May 9-11, 2017
GettingHired Job Seeker Online Career Fair on May 16, 2017
NACE 2017 in Las Vegas, NV on June 5-9, 2017
USBLN Global Disability Employment Summit in Washington, DC on July 27, 2017
USBLN Conference in Orlando, FL on August 21-23, 2017
GettingHired Job Seeker Online Career Fair on October 5, 2017 - Registration is now open: http://bit.ly/2wEAvc8
SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference and Expo in San Francisco, CA on October 23-25, 2017. Register to meet the team: http://bit.ly/2w1lsg7