Announcements

View the announcements listings below to stay connected with updates on the Disability and Employment Community and changes to the site. 

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 5/10/2019

    ETA is pleased to highlight a webinar titled “Moving Forward: Disability and Employment Service Delivery” on Wednesday, May 16th from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST. The presenters are representing a cohort that comprised of WIOA core program partners and other key stakeholders. The webinar will highlight lessons learned and its capstone product to help support other states overcome similar barriers. Let’s move forward together. Check out the Executive Summary preview and register today at this link.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 5/3/2019

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The issue of mental health is everyone’s concern and its impact to the American workforce is significant. The link to Workplace Resources for Mental Health is posted to help breakdown stereotypes and stigma that continues to exist. Also, listed below are three narratives describing how ETA grantees are collaborating with local systems in three states to support the youth population in this realm.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 5/3/2019

    ETA is pleased to highlight that WINTAC developed a search engine tool called Technical Assistance Center Information Systems (TAC-IS). TAC-IS retrieves website information from both VR Technical Assistance Centers and Workforce Development System Partners. Just enter the key word(s) you are looking for to retrieve information from all 17 websites in one location.  Give it a try!

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 4/30/2019

    ETA is pleased to highlight a 2019 CSAVR report titled Investing in America.  The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) is comprised of chief administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies serving individuals with physical and mental disabilities.  This publication highlights how Georgia innovatively leveraged cross-system resources between WIOA Title I and WIOA Title IV programs to effectively support Georgians with disabilities.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 4/5/2019

    ETA released TEN NO. 24-18 on April 3, 2019, to provide an updated version of the Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Section 188 Disability Reference Guide to American Job Center programs. The guide provides promising practices that correlate with specific nondiscrimination and equal opportunity requirements in Section 188 of WIOA and its implementing regulations.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 4/1/2019

    On April 1, 2019, Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) grant resources were folded within the “Disability and Employment” Community in WorkforceGPS. The historical DEI grant resources to support the 55 DEI projects in 30 states can also help support the broader workforce. Today, there are 12 DEI Projects implementing the grant.  In connecting the pieces as we move forward together, our goal is to help achieve a brighter future for Americans with disabilities in the labor market.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 3/29/2019

    The twelfth annual World Autism Day will be celebrated on April 2, 2019.  To help reaffirm our commitment to promote participation of people with autism in the labor force, ETA is sharing a WorkforceGPS tool titled Workforce Resources for Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 3/13/2019

    ETA, in collaboration with ODEP, released TEN NO. 16-18 on March 8, 2019, to notify the workforce system about the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program’s new administrative processes for public workforce employment networks (ENs).  This TEN supports the Department of Labor’s goal to expand the capacity of the American Job Center network to serve persons receiving Social Security disability benefits.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 3/8/2019

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics – 2018 report.  The data on persons with a disability are collected as part of the Current Population Survey (CPS).  The report shows that the annual unemployment rate for a persons with a disability dropped to a record low of 8.0% in 2018, down from 9.2% from the previous year.  Visit the BLS news release to learn about other key highlights. 

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 3/1/2019

    It’s World Hearing Day on March 3, 2019.  This observance is organized by the World Health Organization.  To support this event, ETA is increasing awareness by highlighting a WorkforceGPS resource available titled Workplace Resources for the Deaf.