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: Employees with disabilities offer a large untapped talent pool for employers. While business is challenged with an aging workforce and a shortage of skilled Read More →
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 →
“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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →