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Think Beyond the Label is excited to announce the Smart Hire program, which will officially kick off tomorrow. Smart Hire is an innovative online resource that introduces employers to a select group of candidates with disabilities who are looking for jobs or internships. Found on thinkbeyondthelabel.com/smart-hire, the program pre-screens and pre-qualifies candidates from a wide range of thriving industries, minimizing the amount of time businesses will have to spend to identify candidates with disabilities to fill open positions.  The program features one-paragraph descripti...
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After months of anticipation, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule to improve the employment outlook for people with disabilities—setting a hiring goal for federal contractors and subcontractors that 7 percent of each job group in their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities.   The Labor Dept. updated Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, introducing specific actions contractors must take in the areas of recruitment, training, record keeping and policy dissemination–similar to those that have long been required to promot...
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Delaware Governor Jack Markell has been all over the news, and for good reason. Markell made disability employment the centerpiece of his one-year tenure as Chair of the National Governors Association, which just concluded. He appeared on PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff to talk about his initiative, A Better Bottom Line: Employing Individuals with Disabilities, and to release a new blueprint for state governors to take action. Markell, who blogged for Think Beyond the Label earlier this year, suggests in his blueprint that state leaders should introduce companies to the oft-ignore...
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Joe Entwisle is a policy analyst for Health & Disability Advocates, which manages Think Beyond the Label...

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