Thursday, July 24, 2008

Support for Disabled Job Seekers

There are 22 million working-age Americans with disabilities who have come of age under the Americans With Disabilities Act, but despite this number only 38% of the nation's working-age disabled have a job, compared with 78% of able-bodied people. These stats are from a recent Wall Street Journal article that highlights the work of LimeConnect, an organization that matches disabled college-level and professional candidates through private recruiting efforts.

According to their website, LimeConnect "is a New York-based not-for-profit organization that represents a new direction in the business/disability space. By focusing on results and measurable return, we unlock economic potential both in the workforce and markets - through innovation and proven business practice."

To learn more about how CAPS can serve disabled students on campus, and how we can partner with the work that LimeConnect already does, we'll be attending the Lime Corporate Recruitment Event for Students with Disabilities.
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008
Location: PepsiCo Building, 555 West Monroe Street, Cafeteria, 1st Floor
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Partners: Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, Goldman Sachs and Google

This is really a recruiting event for students, so while we'll be there to gather information, students with disabilities should plan to attend the event and learn more about opportunities that are available.

Questions? Post them here.

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