Many people with disabilities work essential jobs, use public transportation to get to their job, or have underlying conditions. These factors increase the risk of exposure to COVID. How are you helping job seekers navigate the decision of accepting a job or to continue to work the job?
I have joined bi-weekly virtual Chamber meetings to network with local employers. It is helpful to make connections with decision-makers who are not familiar with Vocational Rehabilitation. I also use Labor Market Information to identify industries that are hiring.
Job developers are not required to take diversity training. This fails both the developer and the consumer. Job Developers, j
I find these discussions on job developing interesting. My background is in executive sales and marketing. I have worked with businesses for over 30 years, finding out employer needs and then finding solutions for those needs.
9 years ago, I changed gears and went to work for Living Opportunities, a non profit which serves individuals with developmental disabilities. A major part of my job was to find employment... more »
We have jobs and offer free job training and seeking about 3000 new enrollers and recruiters to work virtually
• Easy access to rapid COVID-19 testing needs to prioritized for essential workers and... more »
Decreasing potential exposure to the virus is the most direct way of addressing the health risks involved with the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, employers have a responsibility to make it absolutely clear to jobseekers if the job can be performed remotely. If an employer does not make that clear, job developers should automatically encourage the employer to clarify immediately.
• Launch a DOL advisory panel under OSHA composed of employers, subject matter experts, workers with disabilities and workers with pre-existing conditions to address workplace risks. An advisory panel that reflects both personal experience and professional expertise could well be positioned to further refine and recommend policy ideas, regulatory changes or other actions to be taken by the federal government.