Archive for October, 2010

What is a Ticket to Work

Claudia I attended a presentation a few years ago with a representative from the Social Security Administration (SSA) where he shared with us a story about how SSA used to be. He said that back then the SSA’s main concern was getting, “the right check, to the right person at the right time.” However, things have changed; Social Security Administration has now created programs to encourage individuals to join the workforce. Let me introduce you to one such program. Continue reading ‘What is a Ticket to Work’

Monkey Business Can be a Good Thing

will-s-0209Exploring Guerilla Job Search Tactics
With the current national unemployment rate still hovering around 10 percent, some job seekers are taking more aggressive approaches to stand apart from the competition. Continue reading ‘Monkey Business Can be a Good Thing’

A Conversation with Bob (the Parrot Head): A Veteran’s Veteran

danny-0509Part 1 in a two-part series on Veteran Services.
I have the pleasure of being friend and family to many people who currently serve or have served in the Armed Forces.  It was therefore disheartening to watch a news special which addressed the number of returning servicemen and women who are entering civilian life after providing us a great duty, many directly on the battlefield, only to find they are faced with a tight job market.  On top of that, many veterans are faced with the challenge of identifying skills which will translate to the civilian world. Continue reading ‘A Conversation with Bob (the Parrot Head): A Veteran’s Veteran’

Talent Has No Boundaries

Claudia Every year since October 1988, supporters and individuals with disabilities have been celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) created within the US Department of Labor has been responsible for planning NDEAM activities and materials to increase the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Locally, celebrations range from rallies, signing of proclamations, and job fairs to career mentoring days and many others activities. NDEAM does not have a specific colored ribbon, but for many October is when the promotion and education of hiring individuals with disabilities are highlighted within their communities. Continue reading ‘Talent Has No Boundaries’