Posts Tagged ‘employment’

Opportunity: JVS Chicago Seeks Social Enterprise Partner

A force for social justice, JVS Chicago is a 501C(3) non-profit serving more than 5,000 employees, employers and entrepreneurs annually with programs for adults, youth and people with disabilities. The Opportunity: JVS Chicago is looking to partner with a strategically aligned organization to develop a social enterprise that serves the Jewish community and provides employment Read More →

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 →

Social Media and Employment—Betting the Brand

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.”                                                                                             –Warren Buffett With the ascendancy of social media in the hiring hierarchy has come the realization that these very public media have their pitfalls and payoffs for jobseekers. The National Labor Relations Board has become involved in regulating them; huge Read More →

Job Search Work Teams: Pulling Together To Find Work

“Team” is a word that means “a group of people who work together,” according to Merriam-Webster, but it comes from an Old English word for “draft animals” and the Old English verb teon, which meant “to draw or pull.” Teams have long been proven effective to get work done on the job. JVS Chicago’s Career Read More →

Will Federal Leadership on Improving Opportunities for People with Disabilities Start a Trend?

  The federal government has attempted to take a leadership role in improving employment for people with disabilities.  Only last month, new regulations in Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act went into effect that encourage federal contractors to employ more people with disabilities and mandate better record keeping about hiring of people with disabilities.

Bias…Me? Recognizing and Overcoming Stereotypes About Older Job Seekers

  Workers over 55 years old are the fastest growing segment of the job market, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and employment of people 55+ has increased to an all-time high of more than 40 percent.  Data from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest that by 2016, one-third of the total US workforce Read More →

855-INFO-JVS Phone Service Debuts

  JVS Chicago has introduced the 855-INFO-JVS (855-463-6587) phone number to help you explore all the services that the agency offers. You can call the new phone number and speak with a highly trained professional who can connect you to the appropriate programs. “Using the JVS Chicago access number, a client can make just one Read More →

GETTING OLDER, GETTING HIRED: EXPERTS HELP WOMEN 50+ ACCESS A CHANGING WORKFORCE

  Career, employment, and image communication experts will convene at the DoubleTree Hotel in Skokie at 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 30 for Getting Older, Getting Hired, an event designed to assist women “age 50-strong” gain employment in an evolving marketplace.

2013 Employment Trends: Disability diversity, networking and a personal brand

  Looking back at calendar year 2013, some employment trends are apparent. Networking, according to almost every published report, has replaced the online job listing as the most effective way of hiring or finding a new job.  Networks can be in-person or through various media.

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 →


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