NDEAM 2022

This year we celebrated the 77th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This endeavor began in 1945 when Congress declared the 1st week in October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” Progress on this endeavor continued when Congress decided to drop the word “physically” in the title to be more inclusive of those with mental health, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. Congress further developed this idea by expanding the initiative to include the entire month of October, and they changed the name to the present-day “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.”

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Resources for the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner, meaning it’s time to apply for resources. Whether you or one of your customers is interested in receiving a thanksgiving meal, holiday food box, and even toys for children, the resources below will provide information about upcoming holiday events.

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Your Pockets Will Thank You Later

Holiday spending can get out of hand quickly, with some people going into debt just from buying gifts. People will blame companies for tugging at their hearts using marketing campaigns, and others might blame inflation, but both are inevitable. There will always be millions of dollars spent on holiday marketing, and inflation will always be a factor. Proper planning and discipline are always options. Here are some more tips for saving money this holiday season.

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Getting to Know Your Work Values

Our work values influence our job search, whether we realize it or not. Work values, defined by O*NET Data, are “global aspects of work that are important to a person’s satisfaction.” While there are many work values, let’s review the six that O*NET Data refers to as “universal work values”:

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