Archive for the ‘Employer Services’ Category

Hiring People with Disabilities: Myths & Misconceptions

By Leah Rudy, Client Services Supervisor, JVS Chicago Many people in business ask and are concerned about hiring someone with a disability to work in their companies. Below I have debunked three of the common myths and misconceptions about jobseekers with disabilities. Cost Employers may feel that it is going to cost them a lot Read More →

Highlights of 2014: Many and Varied

The strategic alliance of JVS Chicago and Jewish Child & Family Services was the big news of 2013–but this agency is no one-hit wonder! All areas of the agency had important news to report in 2014. Career Moves launched an innovative program of Job Search Work Teams, with Laurie Rosen and Arlene Wanetick running the Read More →

Employer Spotlight: Marketing Research Requires Interviewers

  Blackstone Group 332 South Michigan Avenue Suite 710 Chicago, IL 60604 USA Ph: 312.419.0400 Chicago’s Blackstone Group, according to spokesperson Vecia Ricks, “is a full-service, custom marketing research and consulting firm providing customized, strategic solutions for Fortune 500 companies and leading educational and nonprofit agencies in the Americas, Europe and Asia.”

Chicago Green Insulation, Inc.

  Chicago Green Insulation, Inc. 1580 Old Skokie Valley Road Highland Park, IL 6003 Phone: 847-987-3626 (FOAM) “Spray foam is a tool for human development” Tom Decker of Chicago Green Insulation, Inc. says that he has “been in the spray foam insulation business for seven years, but in the human service world for 25 years.”  Read More →

Rising to the Top–Year End Hiring Strategies

Hiring marches on during the holidays Is the end of the year the best time to be hiring? Most 2013 indicators seem to support the idea that it is at least one of the best times.

Bob Parkinson’s True Empathy for Workers with Disabilities

As a Program/Administrative Manager for JVS Chicago, Bob Parkinson has wide-ranging responsibilities, many of which involve finding jobs for people with disabilities. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a designation that resonates with Parkinson and JVS Chicago.  The agency has programs for training deaf and hard of hearing job seekers and skills training Read More →

Hiring Workers with Disabilities: Inclusion, Diversity, Success

If you’re in a room with six people, chances are that one has a disability. One-sixth of Americans have a disability, according to the US Census Bureau, and the 32.5 million people with severe disabilities are 1/8 of the US population. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and “Because We are EQUAL to Read More →

JVS Partnerships at Work: Area businesses benefit by turning to JVS to hire older workers

By Aaron Stein, JVS Anyone who has been alive more than 50 years is likely to have significant skills in one thing: interpersonal relations. Many employers have found that senior workers are prime picks for customer service jobs, and often times seek them out for their skills in handling difficult clients and conflict resolution. Read More →

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