Friday, September 23, 2011

National Council on Disability (NCD) to Host Virtual Job Fair - October 4

The National Council on Disability wants to know about employment opportunities where YOU work!

On October 4, in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and in connection with the online release of NCD's newest report, "The Power of Digital Inclusion: Technology's Impact on Employment and Opportunities for People with Disabilities" the National Council on Disability (NCD) will host its first-ever, virtual "job fair." On that day, we'll be promoting employment opportunities within the Federal Government, non-profit organizations, and private sector via Twitter, Facebook, and the NCD listserv.

Employment rates for people with disabilities have fallen almost continuously since the 1990s, despite the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) twenty-one years ago. When employed, people with disabilities have been a remarkably reliable labor force historically, but when industries cut back, disabled people are often the first to lose their jobs.



On October 4, positions will be distributed via NCD's Twitter feed with the hashtag #NCDJobFair at regular intervals throughout the day. You can track the event live at by following tweets via @NatCounDis on Twitter that day.

Learn more about this virtual job fair here.

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