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GettingHired's Upcoming Events

Virtual Career Fairs, Educational Webinars, Conferences, Speaking Engagements

GettingHired's Events 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  

2017 Webinars

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:

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:

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:

View Previous Webinars

2017 Events

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:

SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference and Expo in San Francisco, CA on October 23-25, 2017. Register to meet the team:

GettingHired's Online Career Fair Expos

GettingHired's Online Career Fairs

We offer FREE Online Career Fairs to all of our jobseekers!  These Online Career Fairs allow you to connect directly with recruiters & hiring managers at nationwide businesses, looking to hire people with disabilities. Our Online Career Fair platform is fully accessible and offers two easy ways to register:

  • Register with your LinkedIn Account
  • Fill out your information and upload your resume

Next Online Career Fair: May 16th 2017

GettingHired is hosting an Online Career Fair for people with disabilities on May 16th from 12:00pm-3:00pm EST. Register here today:

What should you do before a career fair?

  • Update your resume - Make sure your resume is up-to-date and make sure the information is correct in other locations, like LinkedIn.
  • Learn about the companies - Make sure you have reviewed the company profiles of the businesses attending and open positions, that you may be interested in. This will save you time.
  • Create a calendar reminder - Times may change depending on where you live. Make sure you don't miss out.
  • Pre-write some questions - Because the event is text chat based, save yourself some time and type out some questions, that can easily be cut and pasted during your chat to cut down on typing.