Announcements

View the announcements listings below to stay connected with updates on the Disability and Employment Community of Practice (CoP) and changes to the site. 

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 5/18/2018

    Vocational counseling and planning is one of the critical services in helping people with disabilities find the right job. To support that effort, ETA is pleased to promote Occupational Employment Statistics within the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that provides employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations as well as national occupation estimates for specific industries. Resources include OES data, charts, videos, databases and maps.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 5/14/2018

    On Thursday May 17, 2018, countries from around the world will observe Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. ETA has joined this universal dialogue and posted workforce resources that can be found here to help highlight how American Job Centers and businesses can apply technology to improve access and inclusion for employment.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 5/14/2018

    There is an old Chinese proverb that states: “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” ETA is pleased to highlight several learning opportunities to help increase our collective knowledge on providing employment and training opportunities for the disability population. These four topics range from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Apprenticeship, and addressing mental health disabilities.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 5/8/2018

    ETA is pleased to highlight a 2018 CSAVR report titled Investing in America. The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) is comprised of the 79 chief administrators of the public vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies serving individuals with physical and mental disabilities. This publication describes its partnership with businesses to fulfill their workforce needs as well as meeting the needs of people with disabilities as dual customers.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 5/8/2018

    WorkforceGPS is proud to announce the release of its latest Community of Practice, Performance Reporting. This is a centralized collection of information for Performance Reporting-related policies and resources for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) employment and training programs.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 5/4/2018

    The Disability and Employment Community of Practice page is happy to experience the ongoing technology expansion with you on the WorkforceGPS platform. We are excited to orientate you about the emerging “Chat” feature.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 4/20/2018

    ETA is pleased to moderate an upcoming webinar titled “Understanding and Applying Disability Data” on Wednesday, May 23rd from 1:00 to 2:15 PM EST. This webinar will provide an overview of current and historical disability employment trends and highlights how front-line practitioners have successfully applied existing data resources to serve customers. We hope you can join us. To register, click here.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 4/16/2018

    Want to learn about disability prevalence in your local area? ETA is pleased to highlight the newly released State Reports for County-level Data, which provide statistics on the number of people with disabilities for over 3,000 counties in the United States. Each State report includes counts and percentages broken down by county in tables and maps. This builds off the 2017 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 4/9/2018

    ETA is pleased to highlight the most recent nTide Report documenting a 7.7 percent increase in labor force participation for working-age people with disabilities from March 2017 to March 2018, based on the latest BLS jobs report. This percentage increase outpaces the gains of people without disabilities during the same period. nTide is funded, in part, by grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Kessler Foundation.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 4/2/2018

    Researchers often document that individuals with a disability versus those without a disability are more likely to have a substance abuse problem and less likely to get effective treatment. ETA has announced the availability of up to $21 million for demonstration grant projects for Program Year 2017. These grants will enable eligible applicants to serve or retrain workers in communities impacted by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose.