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Disability Employment Champions of Change

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy.Read More ›

National Coming Out Day: Out at Work

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Mary Beth Maxwell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and a senior advisor to Secretary Perez.Read More ›

Working Together to Promote Inclusive Workplaces

Unite magazine, a bi-monthly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business publication, featured Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez in an article "Working Together to Promote Inclusive Workplaces" in its October/November issue. Read More ›

Expanding the Definition of Workplace Flexibility

This is the Department of Labor blog post, authored by Kathy Mantinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Read More ›

Building Inclusion: Expect. Employ. Empower.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez kicked off the celebration with her blog post, Building Inclusion.Read More ›

SAGEWorks: Free Training Programs

SAGE Works - national employment support program targeted to lesbian, gay,bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people ages 40 and older - will offer the following three career programs in August and September, which are free and open to all job seekers ages 40 and up:Read More ›

Employment First: A Key Component in Community Inclusion

This is the U.S. Department of Labor blog post, authored by Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy. Read More ›

Some Books We Can Take Pride In

June is Pride Month and the U.S. Department of Labor's Books that Shaped Work in America project is highlighting books that explore the relationship between work and the LGBT experience. New additions to the list, which include Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" and Brian McNaught's "Gay Issues in the Workplace," show how members of the LGBT community advocated for greater protections against discrimination and harassment while demonstrating the societal and economic benefits of a more diverse and inclusive workplace.  

The 

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Justice and Identity

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by the Secretary of Labor Tom Perez on June 30, 2014.  In his blog he asserted that our workforce and our entire economy are strongest when we embrace diversity to its fullest and the American Dream excludes no one.

As we celebrate Pride Month and approach the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the Labor Department is reaffirming its commitment to equal opportunity for all. That’s why we are updating enforcement protocols and anti-discrimination 

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Presidential Proclamation - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2014

Lesian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United State. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. Read More ›

"Same Struggle, Different Difference" - Opportunities for Togetherness

June is Pride Month, and in his June 19 post on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog site, Dylan Orr, Chief of Staff for the Office of Disability Employment Policy, draws parallels between the LGBTQ+ and disability communities in terms of struggle and support.Read More ›

Promoting Good Mental Health for Today's Workforce - and Tomorrow's

The author of this blog post is Rhonda Basha, the leader of the Office of Disability Employment Policy's (ODEP) Youth Policy Team. Rhonda writes about the department's efforts to help people with mental illnesses contribute their considerable skills and talent to America's workforce.Read More ›

Shelly Saves the Future: A Story of Career Development - An Informational Comic

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and its research partners have found that Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs)  positively impact all youth's self-determination, leadership abilities, and awareness of career opportunities.  In this info-comic, high school senior Shelly learns how to take charge of her future by using an ILP.

Shelly Saves The Future (pdf)

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Fostering a Culture of Inclusion

On May 7, 2014, Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, posted a blog, Fostering a Culture of Inclusion, which focuses on helping federal contractors create an inclusive work environment for people with disabilities.Read More ›

Disability Employment: It Starts With You

A recent Special Olympics survey, National Snapshot of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the Labor Force, reveals that only 44% of adults with intellectual disabilities are in the labor force.Read More ›

Celebrating Women with Disabilities: An Interview with Kathleen Martinez

Women have always faced discrimination compared to their male counterparts and that extends to employment which is especially challenging to women with disabilities. However, there have been some positive changes. In this blog post U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, Kathleen Martinez, gives you career guidance and encouragement. Please join Kathleen Martinez to celebrate women with disabilities. Read More ›

Employing Individuals with Autism: Information and Customized Employment Ideas April 10

Autism Speaks and Job Path will present Employing Individuals with Autism: Information and Customized Employment Ideas on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street, Conference Room 018.Read More ›

Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair March 5

The following announcement is from the United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

Think Beyond the Label will hold an online career fair on March 5, 1-4 p.m. EST.

The event will connect companies to qualified candidates with disabilities from Think Beyond the Label's online community of candidates and its partnerships with employment services agencies and student organizations nationwide.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to 

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NYS Division of Equal Opportunity Development (DEOD): Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The following article, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), prepared by the New York State Division of Equal Opportunity Development (DEOD), helps you to understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), how it affects your business, how employers can provide reasonable accommodations and how it affects your job search.Read More ›

AAPD Summer Internship Program Applications Due February 5, 2014

The following information is from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has announced its Summer Internship Program. The program is open to college students, graduate students, recent graduates (within one year), or veterans who self-identify as an individual with any type of disability.

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