Archives for Employment

Famous Entrepreneurs – How They Started out

If there is one thing that strikes a chord with any fledgling entrepreneur, it is hearing how the most successful and famous entrepreneurs started out. Hearing about the early struggles, be they financial or otherwise; hearing about how they fought against the odds and managed to turn their lives around can be truly inspirational. So […]

Kenya Re unveils campaign to aid people living with disability

Kenya Re has launched a campaign that is expected to help people with disabilities participate more actively in both the economic and social life. The Niko Fiti – Ability beyond Disability campaign will run for three years and is expected to sensitize the general public about people with disabilities, as well as ensure that they […]

Can and Able – Ability Foundation

CB Bureau, New Delhi, January 14, 2011 ‘There are no good jobs for people with disabilities in a company; but there is a good person with a disability for every job in a company.’ This belief keeps the Ability organization going. Over 16 years of facilitating, encouraging and empowering thousands of physically challenged – differently […]

Inclusive Business: “How to Go Beyond CSR?”

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Business as Customers and Workforce Women and men with disabilities can and want be productive members of society. In both developed and developing countries, promoting more inclusive societies and employment opportunities for people with disabilities requires improved access to basic education, vocational training relevant to labour market needs and […]

Dealing with disclosure: a multigenerational handicap for all Americans

The risk and necessity of openness Many people have a knee-jerk reaction to the term “disability” that causes them to shut down or recoil when in the presence of an actual person who discloses a non-visible condition or looks like they are disabled. Getting the public past this reaction is a bit like teaching a […]

The Solution – To Impending Labour Shortage

Canada (an maybe all of North America) is on the verge of a labour shortage crisis that could impact the standard of living for every Canadian. Unemployed persons who have a disability can be the solution. We need to act now! Video created by Community Living Sarnia-Lambton (Ontario) who offer a number of highly successful […]

Free Help For Jobless Living With Disabilities

Omaha Amputee Finds Meaningful Work | POSTED October 24, 2010 OMAHA, Neb. — Dave Wesson drives a big rig loaded with 22 tons of gravel. He calls it his dream job. In fact, he performed his job so well, few people, including his boss knew he was working with a disability. “I didn’t know […]

Columbus grocer recognized for hiring workers with disabilities

Linda Halstead-Acharya | The Billings Gazette | Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 COLUMBUS — Paul Matovich doesn’t think he has done anything special. But some people do. One of them is Bob Binstock, a 1995 graduate of Columbus High School, who works at Matovich’s Columbus IGA. Binstock, 34, nearly lost his life in a truck […]

Government of Canada helps Canadians with disabilities maximize their potential and independence

TORONTO, ONTARIO, October 18, 2010—The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, emphasized Government of Canada initiatives that are helping Canadians with disabilities get into the workforce, during a speech at the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work 2010 National Conference. “Our government is creating new opportunities for all Canadians, including people […]

Disability Mentoring Day

On October 20th, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) will sponsor their 15th annual Disability Mentoring Day (DMD), an event which has steadily grown over the years beyond a national (US) scope and is now celebrated in 23 countries. Disability Mentoring Day is an event that garners it power from a grassroots effort […]

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